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Punjab govt decides to close Murree for tourists

Punjab govt decides to close Murree for tourists
March 18, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – The Punjab government has decided to close Murree for tourists amid the fear of coronavirus spread. As per the decision, locals have been directed to stay at their homes. The government employees have been ordered to adopt the precautionary measures. Only mandatory staff of government departments All the tourists will be directed to leave their homes. All shopping malls and shops will close at 10am across the province. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, all big shopping malls, markets, tourist resorts and educational institutions will remain closed. In Sindh, the provincial government has directed to close intercity transport, public offices, all the Out-Patient Departments (OPDs) at public hospitals, shopping malls, restaurants, food streets, public parks for 15 days in the entire province, except for essential services. According to the reports, the restaurants were, however, allowed to offer home delivery services. The educational institutions will remain closed till May 30 while large public gatherings, weddings and congregations, conferences and other events have already been banned in the province by the authorities to contain the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, the provincial government also hinted at imposing the curfew in upcoming days. On the other hand, many other zaireen from Taftab will reach in Sukkur quarantine center. A day earlier, the Sindh chief minister announced the closure of shopping malls, restaurants, public parks and offices while presiding over the 20th meeting of Task Force on Coronavirus here at the CM House. It was attended by provincial ministers, chief secretary, IGP Sindh, provincial secretaries, commissioner Karachi, representatives of Corps 5, Rangers, FIA, Airport authorities, Civil Aviation, WHO, representatives of Aga Khan and Indus hospitals, Mushtaq Chapra, Faisal Edhi, Shahzad Roy among others.