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ISLAMABAD (May 15, 2021): The top forum NCOC on Saturday decided to allow public transport across the country from Sunday, May 16 while markets, malls to open from May 18.  However, people are urged to keep wearing masks and strictly follow precautionary measures.

The top forum National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) set up by the Prime Minister Imran Khan to combat covid 19  NCOC held its meeting, chaired by the Federal Minister for Planning and Development, in which it was decided to resume inter-provincial, inter-district as well as intra-city transport from tomorrow.

Following decisions were announced:

  • Markets, malls to open from May 18
  • Shops allowed to stay open till 8pm with 50 % staff
  • 70% passengers in trains
  • For coronavirus vaccination, first register at 1166, then visit the centre

The forum will meet again to overview the virus situation on May 19.

The minister has urged people to keep wearing masks and strictly follow Covid-19 precautionary measures.

The NCOC had already decided to keep educational institutions across the country closed till May 23.

The government had imposed a lockdown in the country from May 8 to May 16 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus during the Eid holidays.

Though the infection rate has fallen to 5.06%, however, in the last 24 hours, 83 people died from the deadly virus, while 1,531 new cases were reported across the country.