Punjab allows public transport till evening of may 10

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab government has decided to allow the public transport between districts till 6 pm on May 10. The public transport will be completely banned from 6 pm on May 10 to 6 am on May 15.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting held to review the situation of Coronavirus, at the Civil Secretariat here on Saturday.

Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat, Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, the Chief Secretary Punjab and senior civil and military officials attended the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat said that the situation caused by coronavirus is being reviewed on a daily basis and the government is taking all possible steps to control the epidemic.

He said that the only solution to prevent corona is precaution, adding that people should adopt the precautionary measures proving themselves to be responsible citizens.

Dr. Yasmeen Rashid said that there is no shortage of vaccines in any vaccination center in Punjab and more than one lac people are being vaccinated on daily across the province.

She mentioned that a proposal to provide corona vaccination facility at basic health units (BHUs) and rural health centers (RHCs) is under consideration. She hoped that if people took precautions during the lockdown, the cases would reduce significantly.

She added that the war against Corona could not be won without the cooperation of the people.

The Chief Secretary Punjab said that protection of health and lives of people is most important for the government.

He said that in the light of the decisions of NCOC, the decision to enforce the lockdown in the province has been taken in the public interest. He said that violation of lockdown would not be tolerated in any case.