Pakistan mulls over banning inbound flights from May 5 amid virus upsurge, NCOC notifies May 10-15 holidays, decides to reduce inbound flights to Pakistan from May 5 to May 20.
The NCOC also decided to reduce inbound flights to Pakistan from May 5 to May 20. The forum said that detailed instructions regarding the reduction in flights would be provided by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
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It was decided that these restrictions will be reviewed on May 18 while detailed instructions will be issued by the CAA.
The NCOC unveiled a raft of restrictions under its strategy for a period of May 8-16, including the Eid holidays from May 10 to May 15.
“Current spike of Covid-19 in the country merits effective measures to arrest its further spread with special emphasis on reducing mobility during forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr,” the NCOC said in a statement. The new measures were in conjunction with its previous guidelines issued on April 23 and April 27.
Under the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” strategy, all markets, businesses and shops will remain closed except essential services including grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities and vaccination centres, vegetable, fruit and meat shops, bakeries, petrol pumps, and food takeaways.