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Coronavirus: Islamabad bans Chand Raat bazaars, closes tourist spots

Public transport to remain suspended till May 16

SAMAA | - Posted: May 3, 2021 | Last Updated: 9 months ago
Posted: May 3, 2021 | Last Updated: 9 months ago

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The Islamabad administration has announced new restrictions for Eid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The restrictions are being implemented under the NCOC guidelines issued on April 29 and will be applicable from May 8 (Saturday) to May 16 (Sunday).

All markets, commercial activities, businesses, and shops will remain closed except the following:

  • Medical stores and pharmacies
  • Vaccination Centres
  • Grocery stores
  • Vegetable and fruit shops
  • Meat shops
  • Bakeries
  • Petrol pumps
  • Takeaways
  • Utility services

A ban has been imposed on all markets on Chaand Raat, including mehendi, jewellery and clothing stalls.

All tourist spots, picnic points, resorts, and hotels/restaurant will be closed including the following:

  • Lake View Point
  • Faisal Mosque
  • Pakistan Monument
  • Murree Point
  • Peer Sohawa
  • Shrines
  • F-9 Park
  • Jasmine Garden
  • Damn-e-Koh
  • Rawal Dam
  • Shahdra Hill Station
  • Trails
  • Shakar Parian
  • Lok Virsa Centre

All types of inter-provincial, inter-city, and intra-city public transport has been banned too. The ban will not be applicable to private vehicles, taxis/cabs, rickshaws with 50% occupancy.

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