Amid rising number of Covid-19 cases, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) banned on Sunday all kind of gatherings, including indoor and outdoor, across the country.
A special session of the NCOC with Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar in the chair took stock of the Covid-19 situation. It ordered that “all kind of gatherings (indoor / outdoor) will be banned with immediate effect.”
“This will include all social, cultural, political, sports and other events,” the NCOC cleared.
It further ordered that there will be a complete ban on marriage ceremonies, including indoor and outdoor, from 5th April onward. However, the provinces will be at liberty to implement restrictions as per the situation on ground.
NCOC Special Session 28 March-DecisionsComplete ban on marriages (including indoor & Outdoor) from 5th April onwards. However, provinces will be at liberty to implement restrictions in early time frame as per the situation on ground.
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) March 28, 2021
The NCOC said these decisions will be implemented in districts and cities with 8 % positivity percentage (three days rolling average). It will provide “updated hotspot maps” to the provinces for the enforcement of expanded lockdowns with effect from March 29.