NCOC announces opening of schools in districts with low positivity rate

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has decided to reopen educational institutions from May 24 in districts with less than 5% positivity rate of coronavirus.

As per details, this decision was made in Wednesday’s meeting of the NCOC chaired by Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar, which was attended by the Special Assistant for Health, Health Minister Sindh and Chief Secretaries of the four provinces.

The meeting also decided to allow tourism across the country as well as outdoor wedding ceremonies with 150 people, however, strict implementation of SOPs will be ensured.

The NCOC also decided to allow outdoor restaurants to reopen from May 24.

Restaurants will be open until midnight and takeaway service will be available 24 hours a day.

Indoor and outdoor cultural, musical, religious and other gatherings will also be banned, while inter-provincial public transport will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays starting from May 22.

It was also decided at the meeting that mausoleums, cinema halls, indoor dining, indoor gym and amusement parks would remain closed. However, walking and jogging tracks will remain open with SOPs.

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