According to the details, the National Command Operation Center (NCOC) issued a notification on April 29, 2021. Due to the third wave of COVID-19, NCOC decided to close all business activities and impose a strict complete ban across the province from May 8 to May 16 including Eid holidays, due to the spiking Covid-19 incidence. As COVID-19 rapidly increased in the whole of Pakistan. Therefore, the district magistrate Islamabad and NCOC implement some NPIs in the territorial jurisdiction of Islamabad. Only the essential services included grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities, utility stores, vaccination centers, vegetable and fruit shops, poultry and meat shops, bakeries, filling pumps, food takeaways, and e-commerce (home delivery). While, the remaining shops, i.e., commercial activities, marakiz, mall, and business, will remain closed as per mentioned date.
Not only this, but NCOC also imposed a strict ban on Chand Raat Bazar. All the stalls, including mehndi, jewelry, and clothing stalls, will remain shut down throughout the province. Moreover, all the picnic and tourism spots also remain closed across the province. The travel spots including Faisal Mosque, Pakistan monument, Peer Sohawa, Shakar Parian, Murree Point, Nathiagali, Kalam, Malam Jabba, Kumrat, Kaghan, Naran, Galyat, and Swat will closed.