NCOC to Open Dine-in Services Very Soon

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) will lift the ban on dine-in services on 1 July.

A delegation of the All Karachi Restaurant Association (AKRA) met with the Director-General (DG) of the NCOC, Major General Asif Mehmood Goraya, in Islamabad on Friday to request the ban on dine-in services to be lifted after a reduction of the coronavirus positivity ratio in Pakistan.


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DG Mehmood assured the delegation that the ban would be lifted on 1 July.

Earlier, NCOC had permitted outdoor dining at restaurants, had announced the reopening of parks, swimming pools, and water parks in specific districts, and had permitted outdoor marriage ceremonies with a maximum of 150 attendees.


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