Various sectors allowed to reopen

With Covid-19 cases on a decline in the country, the govt. has decided to allow various sectors to resume normal operations, with Planning Minister Asad Umar saying SOPs for each sector would be finalized shortly. Sharing a list of dates for the reopening of various businesses and other activities, the minister said that hotels at tourist destinations would be allowed to reopen on 8th Aug’20, restaurants/cafes (dine-in), cinemas/theatres, public points and gyms on 10th Aug’20. While educational institutes and marriage halls are likely to be allowed to reopen on 15th Sep’20, adding reopening of educational institutes is subject to a review meeting on 7th Sep’20.