Islamabad bans Chand Raat bazaars, closes tourist spots

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad district administration has announced new restrictions for Eid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The restrictions are being implemented under the NCOC guidelines issued on April 29 and will be applicable from May 8 (Saturday) to May 16 (Sunday).

All markets, commercial activities, businesses, and shops will remain closed except the following: Medical stores and pharmacies, Vaccination Centres, Grocery stores, Vegetable and fruit shops, Meat shops, Bakeries, Petrol pumps, Takeaways and Utility services.

A ban has been imposed on all markets on Chaand Raat, including mehandi, jewelry and clothing stalls.

All tourist spots, picnic points, resorts, and hotels/restaurant will be closed including the following: Lake View Point, Faisal Mosque, Pakistan Monument, Murree Point, Peer Sohawa, Shrines, F-9 Park, Jasmine Garden, Damn-e-Koh, Rawal Dam, Shahdra Hill Station, Trails, Shakar Parian and Lok Virsa Centre.

All types of inter-provincial, inter-city, and intra-city public transport has been banned too. The ban will not be applicable to private vehicles, taxis/cabs, rickshaws with 50% occupancy.

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