Seven-day lockdown imposed in parts of Rawalpindi, Gujrat, Sialkot and Gujranwala

Bureau Report

LAHORE: Punjab government decided to impose a lockdown in certain parts of Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala and Sialkot on Tuesday. The cities will undergo a seven-day smart lockdown till July 27. 

According to a notification issued by the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) under the Punjab Infectious Diseases Ordinance 2020 about the lockdown, “controlled entry and exit” will be observed in Rawalpindi, Gujrat, Sialkot and Gujranwala till July 27, 2020.

Under the lockdown, “All markets, shopping malls, restaurants, offices (public and private) shall remain closed in these areas. There shall be a complete ban on the movement of people to and from these areas by public and private transport except for the limited movement of one person per vehicle to and from the exempted facilities.”

The notification added that there shall also be a complete ban on gatherings of all kinds for social, religious, or any other purpose at any place, public or private throughout these areas.