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Punjab Government extended Lockdown till July 30

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

15th Jul, 2020. 11:09 am
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The Punjab government has extended the lockdown in the province by 15 days till July 30 amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

Educational institutions, hotels, and wedding halls will remain closed until July 30, 2020. According to the notification, the ban on public gatherings will also remain in place.

Secretary Primary and Secondary Health Care Captain (Retd) Muhammad Usman, issued the notification, according to which educational institutions, wedding halls, restaurants and cinema halls will remain closed till July 30.

Social and religious gatherings and sports activities will be barred.

The notification will take effect immediately and will remain in effect until July 30.

The dates of the Smart Lockdown areas will be as per the relevant notification.

Food and grocery stores will be open all week from 9 am to 7 pm, while all churches will be open for worship only on Sundays from 7 am to 5 pm.

Earlier on June 30, the Punjab government had extended the lockdown by 15 days and imposed a lockdown till July 15.

Coronavirus Situation in Pakistan

Pakistan on Wednesday reported 2,165 coronavirus cases and 67 deaths over the past 24 hours, taking the national tally of cases to 253,601 and fatalities to 5,386.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) latest figures, 2,165 new cases were detected after 21,769 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

77,573 coronavirus patients are undergoing treatment while 172,810 patients have recovered their health from the deadly virus. 16,27,939 tests have been conducted across the country so far.

Global Coronavirus Death Toll

The number of coronavirus cases across the world has risen to over thirteen point two million while the pandemic has so far claimed more than 575,000 lives so far.

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