Covid restrictions across Pakistan to ease post June 15

Covid restrictions

National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) decided on Wednesday to slightly relax Covid restrictions from June 15 onwards.

Moreover, anti-coronavirus vaccine has been made mandatory for all private and public employees, all government employees must be vaccinated before 30th June. 

On Wednesday, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) announced that all private and public employees must be fully vaccinated.

The Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired the NCOC meeting where the discussion was carried out in this regard and implementation of SOPs was made mandatory.

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Meeting also decided to ease some of the coronavirus restrictions as cases are declining across the country. Besides, the meeting also decided the following: 

  • Introduction of certain incentives for various sectors to encourage vaccinations 
  • All vaccination centers to remain open from 8 am to 10 pm daily from June 11 (except Sundays) 
  • From June 11 onwards, citizens above 18 years of age will be able to avail the walk-in facility at vaccination centers. 

Government eased other Covid restrictions

The NCOC further took some decisions during the meeting to ease some restrictions that were put in place earlier to curb the spread of the virus. 

  • Restriction on closure of two days a week to be relaxed to one day. Choice of day will be at the discretion of federating units 
  • Existing 50 percent work from home policy to be relaxed to 100 percent office attendance 
  • Selected non-contact sports to be permitted 
  • Partial opening of indoor gyms for vaccinated members only 
  • Ban on closure of shrines to remain in place 
  • Cinemas to remain shut 

“The more [people] we vaccinate, the better we will be protected [against Covid-19],” said Umar, appealing to people to partake in the vaccination campaign. 

However, a ceremony was held today to mark the deliverance of the 10 millionth vaccine dose. In this regard, Asad Umar said that the government aimed to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of 2021. 

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