Lahore to go for complete lockdown on weekends from May 1
Pakistan’s second largest city Lahore will undergo a complete lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays starting May 1 to continue spread of the coronavirus infection, an official said Friday.
Commissioner Lahore Division Muhammad Usman made the announcement, saying businesses and markets across the capital city of Punajb province will remain closed.
The step is being taken to save lives as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country and Punjab as well, The News reported.
However, medical stores, petrol pumps and vaccination centres will remain open during the weekends.
Earlier, the Punjab cabinet expressed its concern over the rising number of corona cases and death rate and decided to further strict restrictions in cities with a more positive ratio to save human lives.
The provincial ministers presented a consensus proposal to enforce a complete lockdown before Eid in Lahore and other cities with more corona ratio.