Asad Umar says dine-in restaurants, salons to reopen on Aug 10 across Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Dine-in restaurants and beauty salons would reopen across Pakistan on August 10, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said Thursday in a televised address, as the efforts against the coronavirus pandemic seem to bear fruit.

A review on the decision to reopen educational institutes on September 15 would be done on September 7, Umar added.

The minister is speaking in a televised address to the nation as the head of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), the primary body overlooking the efforts against the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.

Here’s a list of dates that various businesses and establishments would be allowed to reopen:

  • Education: Sept 15, subject to another review meeting on Sept 7
  • Tourism: Aug 8
  • Restaurants (dine-in): Aug 10

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