Punjab to impose complete lockdown from May 8

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Pakistan reports 4,113 new Covid cases


Amraiz Khan
Lahore

The government of Punjab has decided to impose a complete lockdown in the province from May 8 to May 16, owing to the increasing number of coronavirus cases.

The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by the provincial health minister Dr Yasmin Rashid.

During the session, the government decided that all activities will be banned in the province on the designated dates, while public transport will be suspended and all recreational spots will also remain closed.

The provincial government said that checkpoints will be set up at all the entry and exit points of the city, where police, Rangers and army personnel will be deployed to monitor the situation.

“In order to control the coronavirus situation in the province, the next 20 days are crucial,” Dr Rashid said, adding that the government is employing efforts to curb the spread of the virus.

She stressed that owing to the third wave of the virus, people should celebrate Eid ul Fitr in a simple way, adding that people should follow the government’s mandated coronavirus standard operating procedure and prove themselves to be responsible citizens.

With no signs of coronavirus pandemic going away anytime soon, Pakistan reported 4,113 new coronavirus infections, raising the total case tally to 841,636 across the country.

According to the official data provided by National Command and Operation Centre.

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