Hiking trail, parks to be opened in Capital


Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: The authorities in federal capital Islamabad on Tuesday has decided to ease the lockdown by opening the hiking trail and parks for general public with immediate effect amid coronavirus pandemic. According to the notification issued by the local administration, the grounds being used for sports will remain closed.
The said permission is subject to adherence to the SOPs issued by this office from time to time including the social distancing only of exercise, walk etc, the notification stated. It further read, “The Environment Directorate, Metropolitan Corporation, Islamabad will be responsible for implementing these SOPs and guidelines.
It is to be mentioned here that 261 coronavirus cases have been reported in Islamabad while four people have lost their lives due to the pandemic so far.