Curbs tightened amid unrelenting Covid surge


While the country has reported another record number of coronavirus-related deaths since June, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has declared Saturdays and Sundays as closed days at the national level.

Timings for all markets will be from Sehr till 6 pm. Unlike the past, the new order will also apply to grocery shops, medical stores, and petrol pumps, etc.

Railway, which is functioning at 70 percent capacity, will operate additional trains to avoid overcrowding and manage increased passenger load during Ramazan. Wearing of the mask will be mandatory and civil administration/police will monitor non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) through dedicated teams at district/tehsil levels.


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