LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat has said the government has decided to impose a complete lockdown across the province.
Addressing a meeting in Lahore, he said the lockdown will continue till 5th of next month.
He said medical stores, grocery stores, transport and essential offices will remain open during the lockdown while markets and bazaars will remain completely closed.
The Minister said this decision has been taken keeping in view the experience of Eid-ul-Fitr.
He said the steps taken by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and the government to reduce coronavirus cases in the province are commendable.
He said that after Eid-ul-Azha, a recommendation will be submitted to the NCOC for opening of restaurants and hotels in the province.