Punjab Govt imposes lockdown in 15 selected districts due to spread of COVID19

Punjab Government has imposed lockdown in 15 selected districts due to outbreak of corona pandemic in the province.

According to a notification issued by Primary and Secondary Health Care Department Punjab in Lahore, lockdown will remain in effect in 15 high-risk districts from today until 12th of this month.

Secretary Primary and Secondary Health Care Department Imran Sikandar Baloch said 15 high risk districts include Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Khanewal, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Sheikhupura, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Rahim Yar Khan, Gujrat, Sialkot and Bhakkar.

He said market and business activities will continue until 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday will be observed as safe days.

The Secretary said a complete ban will continue on indoor dining however, outdoor dining will be allowed till 10pm under strict COVID protocols.

Imran Sikandar Baloch said cinemas and all shrines in selected 15 districts will remain completely closed.

He said all government and private offices and institutions will continue to operate with 50 percent attendance as per normal working hours.

Imran Sikandar Baloch said transport between the selected districts will be completely closed.

Complete lockdown has also been imposed in federal capital Islamabad from today till 12th of this month.

According to National Command and Control Center, ban has been imposed on all intercity public transport, while all educational institutions are also closed.

Source: Radio Pakistan