COVID-19: Islamabad bans indoor dining to curb the spread of virus

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd Dec, 2020. 01:51 pm

After Karachi, authorities in the Federal Capital has also banned indoor dining to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

According to the details, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Hamza Shafqaat announced the ban in his tweet.

He said that only dining outside in an open area is allowed. He also said that restaurants are allowed to offer takeaway.

All assistant commissioners and sub-divisional magistrates would remain in the field to ensure the orders issued under the Epidemic Diseases Act in order to prevent further infection, he added.

Let it be known that Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani on November 23rd, imposed a ban on dining services in all Karachi restaurants in the wake of the second wave of Coronavirus.

He said that new restrictions will help in controlling the spread of the virus.

Only grocery shops, convenience stores, and pharmacies allowed to remain open during specific timings, the order stated.

The streets of affected areas have closed with the deployment of policemen.

Coronavirus Situation in Pakistan

Pakistan on Wednesday 75 deaths from Coronavirus in the last 24 hours – the highest single-day increase since July 10. In the past 24 hours, 40 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 8,166. 2,079 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,244 patients are in critical condition.

Moreover, the total count of active cases increased up to 49,780. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the national tally of cases now currently stands at 403,311.

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