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Punjab Govt Imposes Smart Lockdown In Parts Of Province Amid Rising Covid Cases

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Punjab government on Tuesday announced imposition of smart lockdown in different parts of the province.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar directed the authorities to strictly implement the coronavirus restrictions. He also emphasised on the necessity of face masks in public places.

“All necessary steps would be taken to protect lives against the contagious disease. Administration and police must help limit second wave of infections,” Usman Buzdar said.

The notification issued by the government stated that only exceptional cases would be allowed to enter or leave the entry and exit points of Coronavirus hotspots in Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi.

Only one person per vehicle to and from shall be allowed movement to avail exempted facilities.

All markets, shopping malls and public places will also remain closed.

All kinds of gatherings are also banned by the government. The timings for exempted facilities are listed below:

Grocery stores, fruit and vegetable shops: 9:00am to 7:00pm

Medical stores and pharmacies: 24/7

Dairy and meat shops: 7:00am to 7:00pm

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