LAHORE– The strict lockdown announced by the Punjab government will come into effect by today midnight (12am) to contain the spread of the coronavirus during Eidul Azha holidays.
The Punjab government has decided to keep the province’s markets closed from midnight tonight till August 5 to limit the spread of coronavirus during Eid holidays.
This decision was made in a meeting of the coronavirus Cabinet Committee chaired by Law Minister Raja Basharat at the Chief Minister’s House in which Mian Aslam Iqbal and other ministers participated.
Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan has said that there will be strict lockdown in the province’s markets till next Wednesday and the decision will be implemented from tonight. He said that Eid-ul-Fitr SOPs will also be implemented on Eid-ul-Adha as well.