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Indoor weddings banned from Nov 20: NCOC

Indoor weddings banned from Nov 20: NCOC
November 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Owing to control second wave of coronavirus, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) imposed the latest coronavirus restrictions in major cities.

According to the NCOC, NCOC has issued SoPs for implementation from tomorrow in major cities with high positivity and higher disease potential to check spread of COVID-19.

According to a notification issued on Friday night, public and private offices are asked to ensure that fifty percent of their staff members work from home.

Indoor wedding ceremonies will not be allowed from 20th of this month, however outdoor wedding parties will be allowed. "Only outdoor marriages allowed with upper limit of 1,000 persons," read the NCOC notification.

The rule pertains to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Hyderabad, Gilgit, Muzzafarabad, Mirpur, Peshawar, Quetta, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, and Abbottabad.

The decision will go into effect from November 20, 2020.

Furthermore, beginning tomorrow (November 7), the NCOC has directed the implementation of a "Gilgit-Baltistan model" whereby face masks must be made compulsory in the aforementioned cities.

In GB, failure to do so results in a penalty of Rs100 and three masks issued on the spot. Authorities have been advised to issue similar penalties in these locations.