Pakistan allows business activities five days a week amid pandemic

Islamabad: The Pakistan government has allowed people to do business five days a week during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made at a meeting of the National Coordination Committee. It was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Shops and businesses could function with SOPs from 9am to 7pm, the meeting decided. There will be a complete lockdown in the country every Saturday and Sunday.

The NCC gave a go-ahead for running 10 more passenger trains. Pakistan Railways would now be operating 40 trains in the country.

All Pakistanis stuck abroad would be brought home through special flights, the meeting decided.

The country has gradually eased restrictions in the past few weeks. But this easing of restrictions came with a spike in coronavirus cases across the country.

The number of known cases in Pakistan has jumped to 72,678. The virus has so far killed 1,543 people in the country.

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