Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Wednesday said that the government was lifting all Covid-19 related restrictions across the country as Pakistan “has come close to eliminating the pandemic”.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, he said, “We have decided that all restrictions we have imposed related to the coronavirus on weddings, indoor dining and markets, we are ending all of them.”
He added, however, that all restrictions on those not vaccinated against the coronavirus would remain.
The minister said the government would keep monitoring the disease prevalence on a daily basis.
At the start of his press conference, Umar noted that there was a decrease in cases while the number of patients in critical care was the lowest since October 2020.
In addition, 87 per cent of the eligible population has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine while 70pc have been fully vaccinated, he said, citing it as the reason for the reduced spread of the virus.