The PTI-led provincial government of Punjab has decided to ease the province-wide lockdown after May 9. Pakistan’s most populated province Punjab has reported as many as 8,693 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) so far.
According to the details, textile, steel, and spare part shops will be allowed to perform business activities for six hours a day. The shopkeepers have been directed to strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) while dealing with the customers.
The parks will also be reopened for the public, but the people will not be allowed to go on any swings or rides.
It is pertinent to mention here that the provincial government of Punjab had made the announcement prior the meeting of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) which is due to take place today (Wednesday).
According to the details, Planning Minister Asad Umar will preside the meeting in the federal capital of Islamabad to decide whether the country-wide lockdown will be extended after May 9 or not. The details further said that chief ministers from all provinces of the country will attend the meeting through the video link.