ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has banned tourism and travel across Pakistan from May 8-16.
According to the NCOC, as the country continues to battle the deadly third wave of the novel coronavirus, the government has announced new restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.
Following are the new restrictions.
Timely SOPs to be prepared for Itekaf, Shab-e-Qadar, Friday prayers and Eid prayers.
Ban on tourism from May 8 to May 16, including Eid holidays.
Tourist spots, parks, and hotels to be closed.
Ban on inter-province and inter-city travel (only Gilgit-Baltistan residents will be allowed to travel back home).
Travel nodes leading to tourist spots to be closed such as Murree, Galiyat, Swat, Kalam, and northern areas.
Sea View and beaches to be closed.
The notification issued by the Interior Ministry added that the uninterrupted supply of electricity will be ensured to residents across the country.
The directives have also been sent to the home departments of all provinces.