The National Command and Operations Centre on Wednesday allowed the reopening of schools in districts with less than five per cent coronavirus positivity ratio.

The meeting reviewed the ongoing situation of coronavirus in the country.

Key decisions


From May 24, outdoor restaurants will be opened daily till 11:59 pm, and takeaway will be allowed 24/7.

The tourism sector will be allowed to operate under strict coronavirus protocols.

Outdoor marriage ceremonies with a limit of 150 individuals will be permitted.

Opening of educational institutions from June 7 (other than those opened from May 24).

Meanwhile cinemas, indoor dining, indoor gyms, amusement parks, shrines, all kinds of festivals, cultural and other events shall remain banned till further notice.

June 1 onwards, several sectors will be allowed to open after a review meeting on May 27.

In addition to this, the NCOC decided all SSC and HSSC exams will be held after June 20, while conducting professional and non-professional exams would take place on a case-to-case basis on recommendations from the Ministry of Education.

The forum decided that wearing masks would remain compulsory.

The NCOC had earlier imposed a lockdown in the country during the Eid holidays in order to stop the spread of the virus amid the deadly third wave.