In Federal Capital Islamabad, all the offices, markets, shopping malls and restaurants will remain closed from today as precaution against spread of coronavirus.

Addressing the news conference in Islamabad, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division Moeed Yusuf said no intercity public transport will be allowed to operate within the federal capital whereas Metro Bus service will remain open from 8:30am to 10:30am and 3:30pm to 5:30 pm.

He informed that public gathering including religious congregation have been banned in the ICT.

He said essential services including welfare trusts, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, medicine stores, groceries are exempted from the ban.