The Punjab government has relaxed partial lockdowns in the province and allowed 8 large industries to start operations with limited staff along with security arrangements.
The industries that were initially exempted from lockdown include the textile, sports goods, pharma industry, leather, surgical and medical equipment manufacturing industries, auto parts, fruits & vegetable goods industry and matt products manufacturing industries.
According to the official notification issued in this regard, these industries have been given conditional permission to operate during the lockdown and have been directed to operate under limited staff and security measures. The notification warns that these industries and units will be prosecuted for violating the rules and regulations. The government has taken this step to keep the economy active in the emergency situation caused by the Coronavirus.