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Punjab in lock-down for 14 days

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After Sindh, a lockdown was announced for the next 14 days to prevent the coronavirus in Punjab province.

Sources say that the Punjab government has decided to lock down the province for 14 days. The decision was taken at the cabinet committee meeting.

Addressing the press conference, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that lockdown will be held for two weeks in the province.

The Chief Minister further said that all public and private entities would be closed for two weeks. Bazaars, public transport, restaurants, parks, tourist destinations would be closed but the food supply chain will remain open.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that medical stores, groceries, fruit, vegetable shops, bakeries would be open. Pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and essential factories would be open. WASA, WAPDA, telecom companies and Welfare organizations will remain open.

Usman Buzdar said that there would be no curfew situation and it would be possible to get out from homes.

It should be noted that the Sindh government has locked down across the province from 12 pm on March 22, under which no citizen will be allowed to exit unnecessarily.

Medical stores and grocery stores will remain open during lockdown.

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