The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) on Wednesday announced Eid-ul-Fitr holidays in Pakistan from May 10-15-15.
A statement from the NCOC said: “The announcement of Eid holidays from May 10-15, 2021 – clearly indicates the intention to reduce national mobility.
The NCOC also announced comprehensive guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus, entitled “Safety at Home – Eid-ul-Fitr 2021, May 8-16, 2021”.
The NCOC has also banned moon night markets from May 8 to 16, including henna, jewelery and clothing stalls.
Earlier, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had announced that it would not issue new notes on Adi-ul-Fitr this year due to the cholera virus epidemic.
“Like last year, we will not issue new notes on Eid al-Fitr due to the spread of the corona virus epidemic,” the SBP said in a statement.
After more than 5,000 new infections were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the positive rate of Pakistan’s corona virus rose to 9.6 percent today.
After conducting 57,013 tests nationwide, 5,480 people tested positive for the corona virus, according to official figures provided by the NCOC.
The total number of cases of Covid 19 is now 815,711, most of the cases are found in Punjab.
The number of recoveries across the country has so far reached 708,193, while the number of active cases in the country to date is 89,838.
A day earlier, Pakistan had recorded the highest number of epidemic deaths since the epidemic began last year with more than 200 new deaths.