Pakistan bans tourism and transportation in the last days of Ramadan due to coronavirus

The Pakistani government announced new restrictions on Tuesday due to the increase in coronavirus cases in the country, including banning tourism and intra-city and inter-provincial transportation between May 8 and 16, which coincides with the end of Ramadan

The Interior Ministry has stated that the measure, approved during a meeting of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), implies “the closure of tourist resorts, parks and hotels” in the country’s main tourist attractions, as reported by Pakistani chain Television Geo TV.

“The transport hubs leading to tourist attractions will be closed,” he said before adding that the authorities will guarantee the electricity supply during the Eid al Fitr celebrations.

Pakistan bans tourism and transportation in the last days of Ramadan due to coronavirus
Pakistan bans tourism and transportation in the last days of Ramadan due to coronavirus

The Pakistani Ministry of Health reported 4,487 cases and 142 deaths from coronavirus this Tuesday, bringing the total since the pandemic started to 804,939 and 17,329, respectively.

It was also noted that 5,075 people are currently in critical condition, while an estimated 699,816 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, including 5,770 on the last day.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Jan ruled out a lockdown in major cities on Friday but warned that the country could soon find itself in a “similar situation to India,” which has been battering global data on infection in recent days .

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