The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) – Pakistan’s nerve centre to control the Covid-19 pandemic – has decided to form monitoring teams to ensure implementation of restrictions during nine-day lockdown starting from May 8 till 16, which also include Eid holidays.
The decision was taken in a meeting on Tuesday, which was chaired by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar with National Coordinator NCOC Lt Gen Hamooduz Zaman Khan.
Prime Minister Special Assistant on Health Dr Faisal Sultan also attended the meeting.
The NCOC earlier this month announced a new set of restrictions, including a blanket ban on tourism and inter-provincial transport, in an attempt to contain a further rise in already mounting coronavirus cases under the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” strategy from May 8 to May 16 aimed at controlling the movement of people.
The restrictions also include closure of all tourist resorts including beaches in Karachi, hotels, restaurants,…