Punjab government has decided to extend the present lockdown by seven more days.
The lockdown that was enforced following the coronavirus outbreak was to end on April 14th in Punjab. However reportedly, the government has decided to extend to lockdown till April 14.
The lockdown has been extended with an aim to control the spread of novel coronavirus in the province.
However, there are suggestions under review to open more industries in Punjab during the lockdown.
The Chief Minister Usman Buzdar will make the official announcement of extending lockdown in Punjab.
The Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar earlier said that he cannot predict whether there will be end of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in the country or whether it will be continued.
While addressing a press conference at National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Asad Umar said that we not predict regarding restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis. They might be lifted after April 14 and they might not.
He said that the decision about the lockdown will be taken by the federal government this week.
In an earlier article we informed our readers that the CM of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah wants to extend the lockdown in the province until the 21st of April after the coronavirus cases have surged across the nation. The coronavirus cases in Sindh are the most followed by Punjab.