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COVID-19: NCOC bans indoor wedding receptions

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has banned indoor wedding receptions (in banquet halls) from 20th of November till 31st of January, 2021 in order to contain the spread of mysterious respiratory malady COVID-19 that is expected to spread during winter. 

According to details marriage gatherings (with upper limit of 1000 guests) could be held in open spaces. The SOPs will be imposed in cities having higher disease spread potential (including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Hyderabad, Gilgit, Muzzafarabad, Mirpur, Peshawar, Quetta, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and Abbottabad).

Moreover, govt. as well pvt. organisations have been asked to make sure that half of its staff works from home. Wearing of mask has been made mandatory for citoyens by Commissioner Karachi and those sans mask will have to pay a fine of Rs. 500. | YouTube Channel


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.