CHITRAL: Entry of outsiders and tourists in Chitral has been banned after the KP government lifted the ban on inter-district public transport to check the spread of the coronavirus.
The district administration has framed a standard operating procedure (SOP) for Chitralis returning from other parts of the country after lifting of the ban on public transport.
In a meeting chaired by Lower Chitral deputy commissioner Naveed Ahmed, it was decided that the joint screening centre of district administration, police and health department would continue to function at Lowari tunnel and send records of the passengers to the control room in the DC office.
Vigilance committees, including health officials, village secretary, local elites and representatives of police and Tiger Force, have been constituted at the village council level to ensure that the people arriving from other districts are quarantined in their homes.
According to the SOP, the committee will obtain an undertaking from the people coming from other districts that they would comply with the safety measures.
The tehsil municipal administrations of Chitral and Drosh have been tasked with the duty of disinfecting vehicles.
Under the SOP, entry of outsiders, tourists or non-local people into the district has been banned. However, those having employment or business in Chitral will be exempted from such restrictions.