The Punjab government has decided to carry out a complete lockdown across the province from May 8 in view of the dangers of spreading the corona virus and restricting the movement of people on Eid-ul-Fitr.
This important decision was taken in a meeting held at the Civil Secretariat under the chairmanship of Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid. Under the decision, all types of public transport and tourist destinations across the province will remain closed from May 8. Checkpoints will be set up at the entrances and exits of the cities on which young police and Rangers will perform their duties.
Dr. Yasmeen Rashid directed the Chief Secretary Punjab, other senior civil and military officials that the next 15 to 20 days are very important for controlling Corona and all efforts will have to be made to control the epidemic.
Dr Yasmeen Rashid said that people should celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with simplicity and prove to be responsible citizens by taking precautionary measures. The purpose of giving more holidays on the occasion of Eid is to limit the movement of people.
The Chief Secretary Punjab said that awareness about the importance of precautionary measures would be increased. Avoid unnecessary travel during the Eid holidays. Parks and tourist spots should be kept completely closed during the holidays as directed by the NCOC.