Corona virus restrictions: Chand Raat bazaars banned in Islamabad


ISLAMABAD, May 03 (Online): New restrictions for Eid have been imposed by Islamabad administration to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The restrictions have been slapped under the NCOC April 29 guidelines which will remain in place from May 8 (Saturday) to May 16 (Sunday).
As per media reports all markets, commercial activities, businesses, and shops will remain closed except the Medical stores and pharmacies, Vaccination Centres, 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 mehendi, jewellery and clothing stalls.
All tourist spots, picnic points, resorts, and hotels/restaurant will be closed including the 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, 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.