Punjab, KP ban indoor dining to curb Covid-19 spike

01:30 PM | 3 Dec, 2020
Punjab, KP ban indoor dining to curb Covid-19 spike

LAHORE – Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has imposed a ban on indoor dining at cafeterias and restaurants in a bid to curb the spread of the novel virus.

Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department issued a notification which states that all food points will only offer takeaway service, along with dining in open spaces; following the standard precautions and strict implementation of the coronavirus related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Similarly, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has also allowed takeaway and outdoor dining. It has also banned the entry of all kinds of visitors to jails across the province.

Both governments have warned of strict action against the violations. The order has come into force immediately throughout the two provinces.

Earlier Islamabad and Karachi have already imposed a ban on indoor dining. Also, there are more than 5000 areas across the country where a smart lockdown has been imposed.

Pakistan on Thursday has reported 3,499 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, as the number of positive cases has surged to 406,810.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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