August lockdown details as per Punjab government recommendations

Staff Reporter

Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Sarah Aslam highlights the details of August lockdown as per Government of Punjab recommendations.

Under the extension of lockdown orders dated on June 30th, 2021, the lockdown will be implemented immediately and the first instructions will remain in effect until further instructions from the NCOC.

During this lockdown she said that all business centres will be closed until 10 p.m. Further all government and private offices can work with 100% staff as usual.

According to Sec P&SHD Sunday shall be observed as a closed day except for all pharmacies, medical stores, health centres, vaccination centres, petrol pumps, tandoors, bakeries, dairy shops, food takeaways, e-commerce, courier postal services, gas, water and electricity offices, cellular companies, auto workshops, oil depots and markets including all kinds of mandis will be allowed to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sec P&SHD said that the indoor and outdoor dining will continue until 11:59 with 50% occupancy rate while indoor dining will be for vaccinated people only. Restaurant management will also be required to vaccinate staff.

Further Indoor/ outdoor weddings shall be allowed for vaccinated people only with maximum limit of 200 for indoor and 400 for outdoor weddings. Wedding hall management will be responsible for vaccination of staff and compliance of SOPs.

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