NCOC Makes Decision about COVID-19 Lockdown


NCOC had a meeting on Wednesday in which new decisions were made as following



  • Outdoor restaurants will be opened daily till 11:59 pm while takeaway will be allowed 24/7 from May 24.
  • The tourism sector will be reopened under strict Covid-19 protocols from May 24.
  • Educational institutes in districts with less than five percent positivity rate will be reopened from May 24.
  • Outdoor marriage ceremonies will be allowed with a maximum of 150 people from June 1.
  • Elective surgeries will be reopened from June 1.
  • Educational institutes in all districts will be reopened in a staggered manner from June 7.
  • All matric and intermediate exams will be held after June 20. All professional and non-professional exams will take place on a case-to-case basis as recommended by the Ministry of Education.


While, a few restrictions are still imposed


  • All shrines, cinemas, amusement parks, and indoor gyms will remain closed. Tracks for walking and jogging will be allowed to remain open with strict adherence to SOPs.
  • Indoor dining will remain closed.
  • All contact sports, festivals, cultural, musical, and other events will be banned.
  • All types of indoor and outdoor gatherings, including religious events, will be banned.
  • Inter-provincial public transport will remain suspended on the weekends from May 22.


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