ISLAMABAD: An important meeting of the National Coordinating Committee chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to have a complete lockdown two days a week.
The National Coordinating Committee meeting has decided to have a complete lockdown two days a week. There will be a complete lockdown on Saturday and Sunday, but business will be allowed for 5 days.
It was decided at the meeting that business centers would be open till 7 pm while the Ministry of Railways would be able to run 40 trains. The Prime Minister has approved these important decisions taken at the National Coordinating Committee meeting.
Besides, it was also decided to expedite the process of return of Pakistanis stranded abroad and it was said that the return of overseas Pakistanis would be ensured without any delay.
The statement from the National Coordinating Committee meeting said that the policy of maintaining a balance between disease prevention and livelihood will be followed. Some sectors would remain suspended to prevent further spread of the corona virus. The federal and provincial governments agreed on the proposed list of businesses and commercial activities, saying that SOPs would be implemented to prevent the spread of the virus.
It was decided at the meeting that Pakistanis stranded abroad, especially the working class, would not be left alone. Special flights will be launched to bring back Pakistanis stranded abroad.
The meeting paid special tribute to the invaluable services of the health workers in saving precious human lives. The Prime Minister directed that all possible facilities be ensured to the front line health care workers in the fight against Corona virus.