As the corona cases are increasing in Pakistan, the government has decided to take a strict measure to prevent the spread of the virus.
On Saturday the government has decided a strict rule where they will impose a fine if people are seen not wearing a mask in public.
According to the latest guidelines which is issued by the National Command and Operation Centre(NCOC) also states a ban on indoor marriages and also allowing a “work from home” for 50 per cent the staffin public and private institutions.
While the wearing of mask and `work from home` policies have been made mandatory throughout the country from Saturday onwards, the ban on indoor marriages will be enforced from November 20.
A senior NCOC official told Dawn news that since 16 major cities of the country were highly sensitive due to the high Covid-19 positivity, the “non-pharmaceutical interventions” (NPIs) or new guidelines would remain in force till January 2021.
Essential services such as medical stores, clinics and hospitals will remain open.
The cities are Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Hyderabad, Gilgit, Muzzafarabad, Mirpur, Peshawar, Quetta, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and Abbottabad.
Pakistan has so far reported a total of 341,753 coronavirus cases and 6,943 deaths, while the number of recovered persons stood at 317,898.