Sardar Usman Buzdar—the Chief Minister of Pakistan’s most populated province Punjab on Monday announced a 14-day province-wide lockdown beginning on March 24.
“The lockdown will begin on March 24 and end on April 6,” CM Punjab announced during a press conference in Lahore.
He said that during the lockdown, shopping malls, public transport, public places, and tourist spots will remain closed. He added that in the large interest of the public, the provincial government of Punjab has also banned the pillion riding, although families will be exempted.
While addressing a press conference, CM Usman Buzdar further said that the essential service providers such as bakeries, medical stores, and groceries will remain open during the lockdown.
Earlier on Sunday, the PPP-led provincial government of Sindh decided to enforce a lockdown in the province. This decision is best for the public as it has been taken to control the spread of the coronavirus, says Murad Ali Shah Chief Minister Sindh.