Punjab govt notifies ban over indoor weddings

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Nov, 2020. 01:07 pm

The government of Punjab has banned all public gatherings and indoor weddings.

According to the details, a notification has also been issued by the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department in this regard. According to the notification all types of large-scale gatherings have been banned.

“Outdoor marriages and events will be allowed with an upper limit of 300 people.” It stated that all wedding hall owners and residents are obliged to follow SOPs given by the government. Wearing facemasks has been made mandatory. The order was approved by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. The decisions are aimed at containing the spread of the dread virus’s second wave, he said.

The ban will come into effect from November 20 and will last till January 31, 2021.

Coronavirus Situation In Pakistan

Pakistan has recorded fresh 2,738 coronavirus cases and 36 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours, 36 more people fell prey to the disease, taking the fatality toll to 7,561. As many as 868 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours.

According to NCOC with fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 368,665, whereas, the active cases stood at 33,562.

A total of 42,909 tests were conducted across the country during this period. 327,542 people have recovered from the deadly disease while 5,098,291 samples have been tested thus far.

The positivity rate has increased up to 6.3 percent in Pakistan. 1,517 patients are in critical condition.

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