Spike in Covid forces closure of tourist spots

Staff Reporter

The Punjab government on Friday decided to shut all the tourist spots across the province in view the spike in Covid-19 cases amid third wave of the disease.

According to a notification issued by the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation, all the tourist spots across the province will remain closed till April 11, to stem the spread of the deadly virus.

It is pertinent to mention here that Punjab had recorded as many as 2,467 new cases of Covid-19 and 73 deaths on 30th of March.

According to the provincial health department, the tally of total deaths by Covid-19 in the province had reached 6,317.

Earlier on March 29, in light of the continuing surge in Covid-19 cases, the Punjab government had decided to reimpose a number of restrictions to halt the spread of the virus.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had presided over a meeting to review the worsening Covid situation and decide on whether or not to impose a blanket lockdown in cities having higher Covid-19 positivity rate.

Sources had said the meeting decided to ban wedding ceremonies, including both indoor and outdoor, from April 1.

It had further decided that markets and shopping malls across the province would close at 6pm.

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