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NCOC announces to expand Covid restrictions to 27 cities

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The Covid restrictions hammered out by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) to control the wild rage of the global pandemic will continue for a period of two more weeks before a review committee will decide again on September 13.

NCOC announced today given the rising Covid numbers that as opposed to 13 cities, the restrictions will now be implemented across 27 cities instead.

As per the forum, all business centers will be closed by 8pm and two safe days will be observed each week.

Restaurants will be allowed to offer outdoor dining until 10pm each day; however, takeaway and delivery services will continue to operate 24/7.

As for wedding functions, indoor weddings will be completely banned, while outdoor wedding events will be allowed with a maximum limit of 300 guests.

Also, the 27 cities to observe these measures to curb the pandemic are Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Khanewal, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Bahawalpur, Multan, Gujranwala, Rahim Yar Khan, Hyderabad, Abbottabad, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Swat, Gilgit, Swat, Chitral, Haripur, Mansehra, Lower Dir, and Swabi.

Key to note that the global pandemic further claimed 69 lives in the country in the past 24-hour period today while the number of new daily cases remained at 3,909.

The NCOC statistics showed 62,918 Covid tests were conducted since the last cut-off period that resulted in 6.21 per cent positivity as 3,909 new cases emerged.

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