Punjab government has decided to enforce a complete lockdown from Saturday in the province.
The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid in Lahore.
The purpose of this move is to restrict movement of people during Eid ul Fitar holidays.
Speaking on this occasion, Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid said all types of public transport, tourist destinations will remain closed and checkpoints will be set up at the entrances and exits of cities while Police, Rangers and Army will be deployed at checkpoints.
She said next 15 to 20 days are critical for controlling the Corona pandemic, therefore people must celebrate Eid ul Fitar with simplicity and prove themselves to be responsible citizen by following the precautions.