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ITP suspended traffic license services again due to virus uptick

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Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) suspended Islamabad traffic license services for the second time due to fears of coronavirus revival.

The service which was restarted by Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) 10 days ago did not last long and with just over a week of opening the ITP closed the license service again amid fears of COVID-19 revival in the capital city.

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A notice was also placed outside of the Islamabad Traffic Police headquarter in sector F-8 that reads that, “all the traffic licensing operations have been suspended again until further notice due to coronavirus spread.” Furthermore, the notice reads “Citizens can call 051-9261992-93 for further enquiries.”

Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) restarted driver’s license issuance services after being closed for 6 months on October 4. Meanwhile, the department had disclosed that the staff will be carrying out their duties to make sure the implementation of the government released Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to avoid COVID-19 spread.

The token was being served on a first come first served basis and a total of 250 tokens were being issued per day, in order to ensure safe distancing and avoid crowding in the license office. The worries of coronavirus revival, however, have encouraged the officials to keep a close eye on areas where possible spread may happen and take all the essential steps to evade another coronavirus outbreak.

Recently, new COVID-19 cases have been reported from twin cities after the reopening of the educational institutions and businesses resumption on a full scale. On October 11 the authorities in Islamabad executed a mini smart lockdown in different areas after an increase in COVID-19 cases in the city.

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