Islamabad authorities have eased COVID-19 restrictions in compliance to the decisions taken by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC).
The decision was taken at the meeting of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) held in Islamabad under the Federal Minister for Development and Planning Asad Umar.
As new coronavirus cases being reported across the country have declined, the Islamabad authorities have issued a notification easing some of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in line with the decisions taken by the NCOC.
Resumption of Public Transport
Inter-city, Intra-city and inter-provincial public transport in Islamabad will resume with 50 percent occupancy from 16 May 2021.
Markets and shops in Islamabad will be allowed to open from 17 May 2021, however, they will be required to close by 8pm as decided by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC).
Offices will be allowed to resume as per normal working hours from 17 May 2021 but with 50 percent attendance in line with the work from home policy.
Indoor and outdoor dining in Islamabad will remain closed but takeaway services will be allowed 24/7.
These orders will go into effect from 16 May 2021 and remain enforced till 19 May 2021. The notification was shared by the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad.
Gyms allowed to open
Gyms in Islamabad are allowed to open till 8pm under 30 percent occupancy.
New restriction order. Exemption list has been expanded. Public transport allowed. Gatherings, functions etc still banned. Parks etc opened for jogging/walk. Cinemas, shrines closed. pic.twitter.com/GmD2FLvZKx— Office of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) May 16, 2021
Restrictions order for Islamabad . Public transport will be allowed from tomorrow. Markets to be allowed till 8 pm. pic.twitter.com/2RSKhj5jR2— Office of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) May 15, 2021