Capital to observe complete lockdown for two days

By: INP      Published: 10:38 PM, 5 Jun, 2020
Capital to observe complete lockdown for two days

A two-day complete lockdown will be observed on Saturday and Sunday in the federal capital Islamabad in light of the decision taken by the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on June 1.

Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad said that a complete lockdown will be observed on weekend in the federal capital as all education, training institutions, seminaries and shrines will remain closed during the period.

A notification has been released regarding the imposition of lockdown measures which stated a complete ban on gatherings of all kinds of social, religious, or any other purpose at any place, public or private.

It read that marriage halls, business centres, expo halls, restaurants (except takeaway or home delivery), parks, play areas, beauty parlours, cinemas, sporting tournaments indoor or outdoor and public processions will remain closed.

It added that ‘all businesses, factories, facilities, premises, retail shops, shopping malls and plazas except the aforementioned negative list, are hereby allowed to operate subject to adoption of SOPs/ guidelines from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm Monday to Friday.’