Tourists can enter Gilgit after showing medical reports

The Government of Gilgit-Baltistan has decided to restart tourism-related activities within the province, Chief Minister’s(CM) spokesperson said on Friday.

Caretaker Chief Minister Mir Afzal Khan has issued a couple of directions to open the tourism sector within the province under strict standard operating procedures (SOP)s.According to details, entrance of the tourists are going to be subject to the clearance of medical reports, the spokesperson said, adding that the travellers are going to be allowed to enter the province from August 8 (Saturday).

Earlier, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar had announced that dine-in restaurants and wonder salons across Pakistan will reopen on August 10 because the country reported a decline in coronavirus cases.

Sports and games would be allowed to resume but without spectators and pillion-riding was also permitted.

The move to reopen the country came after a gathering of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) and discussion on recommendations within the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), he said, pertaining to the first body that overlooks the efforts against the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.

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