Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has announced that picnic spots and shopping malls will remain closed in the province for 2 days, as coronavirus cases continues to surge in Punjab and other provinces.
In a press conference, the CM Buzdar said that the decision will come into force from Saturday, 08:00pm. CM appealed to the public to socially distance themselves and stay indoors to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“This is not a lockdown. The logic behind the decision is to maintain social distancing,” he said.
The CM specified that milk and poultry shops, grocery stores and bakeries, will remain open throughout the province.
The number of reported coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 632 after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Sindh and reported new cases.
The number of cases shot up a few hours after Zafar Mirza said the total number of cases stood at 534.
“Right now there are 534 cases in the country. There are 104 cases in Punjab, 267 in Sindh and 27 cases in KP,” Mirza had said.
Balochistan chief secretary had confirmed that the reported cases in the province had reached 104.
Sindh also reported 104 new cases, taking the provincial tally to 357.
According to the Sindh Health Department, 89 new cases were reported in pilgrims from Taftan being quarantined in Sukkur.