Punjab govt reopens shrines for visitors

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab government has reopened shrines across the province till June 15, the provincial health department.

According to a Health Department’s issued notification, the coronavirus situation in province will be reviewed on June 15 and a further decision will be taken accordingly. The health department, however, said that the visitors will have to strictly follow the SOPs.

The shrines across the province were closed in last year in order to contain the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile the Punjab government allowed the resumption of sports activities in the province with strict adherence to coronavirus SOPs.

According to a notification, the government has allowed the resumption of 30 non-contact sports activities from June 7 (Monday).

“Ban on 12 contact sports will remain in place,” reads the notification issued by the Punjab Sports Board.

The sports activities set to resume from tomorrow include Cricket, Gymnastics, Basketball, Volleyball, Athletics, Baseball, Table tennis, Badminton, Swimming, Snooker and other sports activities.

Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid today said that commercial activities in the province are barred after 8:00 pm as the Covid positivity ratio has witnessed a decline owing to strict restrictions.

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