Issuing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) on Monday regarding the cattle markets and Eid ul Azha, the government has allowed cattle markets to operate only between 6am to 7pm.
The decision was taken during the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) meeting chaired by Minister for Planning Asad Umar. During the meeting, it was decided that no cattle markets will be allowed inside cities, and that a layout of these will be shared with everyone so SOPS can be followed.
The minister said management of cattle markets is important in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. He said that the size of the 700 cattle markets which has been set-up across the country will be limited.
He further said the number of people visiting it will be also restricted. Umar further said wearing masks inside the market is mandatory and all visitors are to be screened at the entrance.