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COVID-19: Punjab, Balochistan govt extend smart lockdown till July 15

COVID-19: Punjab, Balochistan govt extend smart lockdown till July 15
July 1, 2020
LAHORE/QUETTA (92 News) – The government of Punjab and Balochistan have decided to extend the smart lockdown imposed across the provinces till July 15 due to continuously increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). As per an official notification by the provincial home departments, shopping malls, markets, shops, warehouses, auto-repair shops and hair salons will be allowed to remain open from 9am to 7pm from Thursdays to Saturdays. All businesses will remain closed on Fridays. The notification further said that tandoors, shops selling dairy products, blood banks, medical stores and teller shops will be allowed to remain open for 24 hours. Restaurants will be allowed to provide home delivery and take-away services throughout the day as well. Educational institutions throughout Balochistan have been directed to remain closed till July 15. Cinemas, wedding halls, farmhouses and picnic points will remain closed for masses indefinitely. An indefinite ban continues to be placed on gatherings of more than 10 people, political rallies, dharnas, pillion riding, social and religious events. Meanwhile, the Sindh government has also decided to extend smart lockdown; however, the notification will be issued today. On the other hand, eight Bazaars around Clock Tower in Faisalabad were also allowed to open for three days in the week during the lockdown.