Inter-provincial transport to remain suspended for two days a week

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KP govt extends ban on public transport amid coronavirus spread

The National Command and Operations Centre, the body that is leading Pakistan’s fight against coronavirus, on Sunday announced a ban on travelling by road between provinces over the weekends.

“It has been decided to ban interprovincial transport for two days a week (Saturday and Sunday) with effect from April 10, at 12 am, to April 25, 12:59am,” said NCOC in a statement.

It notified certain exemptions to the new restrictions, given below:

•Goods, freight, medical and other emergency services will be exempted.

•Railway to continue to operate 7 days a week with 70% occupancy.

Additionally, the ban will be reviewed by NCOC on April 20.

The announcement comes as the country saw more than 5,000 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

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