LAHORE (92 News) – The Punjab home department on Sunday announced to impose section 144 in the province over the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
According to the notification, Punjab Chief Secretary announced that section 144 had been imposed in the province after new cases of the novel virus were reported in the country.
The section has been imposed for three weeks in the province to contain the spread of the infection. All educational institutions in the province will remain closed and the teaching staff will also not be permitted to enter schools, colleges and universities.
The provincial government has decided to keep parks, zoos and picnic points closed for the public.
Earlier, an extraordinary situation developed as the coronavirus prevention
measures has been accelerated across the country.
The first meeting of the National Coordination Committee chaired by Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza reviewed the measurements to prevent spread of coronavirus
Same like the world, Pakistan is also dealing with the deadly virus; three new cases of croronvirus have surfaced.
Two more cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in Sindh night taking the provincial total to 17. Following these two cases, the national tally of the global pandemic has increased to 29.
First case of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus was reported in Pakistan; a new case of corona patient in Sindh did not travel abroad. The father of the victim came from Europe a few days ago. Four patients of coronavirus also have been recovered in Pakistan.
The Pak-Afghan border is closed on the 13th day, while the Pakistan’s Taftan border with Iran is closed for 22 days and five airports are closed for foreign flights.
Meanwhile, all educational institutions, hostels, madrassas, wedding halls and cinema houses are also closed; all kinds of examinations have been postponed.
Sindh government’s decision to implement measures to prevent coronavirus has also surfaced. Anyone who violates the order of closing the wedding halls, cinema halls and public gatherings will be detained for 30 days.