The government of Punjab has placed a ban on all public gatherings and indoor weddings.
As per the shared details, a notification has been issued by the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, all types of large scale gatherings have been banned.
“Outdoor marriages and events will be permitted with an upper limit of 300 people.” It stated that all wedding hall owners and residents are obliged to follow SOPs given by the government.
Wearing facemasks has been made a must. The order was approved by Punjab CM Usman Buzdar. The decisions are aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus’s second wave, he said.
The ban will come into effect from the 20th of November and will last till January 31, 2021.
Previously this month, the National Command and Operation Centre placed a ban on gathering in wedding halls. People were, however, granted permits to hold events in open spaces with a maximum of 1,000 guests.
According to experts, the second wave of the virus has hit the country. In the last 24 hours, more than 30 people lost their lives to the virus taking the total deaths to 7,561. The total number of cases countrywide have increased to 368,665.
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