The Punjab government on Monday imposed smart lockdown in more areas of Lahore amid spike in Covid-19 cases.
The Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Secretary has announced smart lockdown in 13 hot-spots areas of the provincial metropolis.
“All shopping malls, restaurants and offices will remain closed in the lockdown areas,” according to the statement.
“There will be controlled movement of the area’s residents in the areas of three districts identified as hot-spots of Covid-19,” read the orders.
There will also be a complete ban on all types of gatherings at any place, public or private throughout these areas.
Medical stores and the health facilities will remain open in these areas, secretary health added.
In the areas of smart lockdown, milk shops, meat shops and bakeries will remain open until 6:00 PM.
According to the order, the shops of necessary items and petrol pumps will remain open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.