Following a drop in coronavirus infections across the country, Pakistan lifted all coronavirus-related restrictions on Wednesday.
Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar, who also leads Pakistan’s anti-virus effort, announced the decision in Islamabad, saying the country is “returning to normality.”
“We need to gradually return to a normal, ordinary existence,” Umar said, “because it appears that the pandemic will persist and become a part of our lives.” “That is why the government has decided to withdraw all COVID-related limitations,” he added.
The prohibition on indoor dining and wedding halls has also been lifted, allowing all schools, colleges, government offices, and public transportation to function at full capacity. The public, however, is still advised to receive the vaccine, according to the minister.
“The NCOC (National Command and Control Center) meeting today resolved to relax all restrictions except those on vaccinations. Those who have not been properly immunized must do so in order to avoid all restrictions. We’ll keep a close eye on the pattern and take measures if necessary “In a tweet, Umar stated.
He also stated that almost 70% of the country’s eligible population has been fully vaccinated, with 87 percent receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
With 493 new infections in the last 24 hours, the country’s entire caseload has risen to almost 1.52 million people, with over 30,000 people having died as a result of the virus.