There will be no more indoor dining at Islamabad restaurants according to the Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat. The decision has been taken in an effort to curb the rising number of coronavirus cases in the federal capital.
“Indoor dining has been restricted in Islamabad.” said Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat in a tweet announcing the development.
“Only take aways and dining outside in open area is allowed.” he continued while directing all assistant commissioners and sub divisional magistrates in the field to ensure the implementation of orders “issued under Epidemic Diseases Act” to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
Islamabad Coronavirus Cases
The federal capital reported 283 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours bringing the tally at 30,406 while the death toll from the deadly disease has reached 318 in the city.
As a result, the authorities have taken the step to ban all indoor dining at Islamabad restaurants to try and get a handle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
Previously, the Sindh Government banned indoor dining in Karachi after increasing number of coronavirus cases were being reported throughout the city.