LAHORE: Punjab Info Minister Fayyazul Hasan Chohan introduced on Monday that markets within the province will shut from midnight tonight until August 5 as the federal government adopts robust measures to stem the unfold of coronavirus throughout Eid-ul-Azha.
“All business and commercial centres in Punjab will remain closed till August 5,” the minister mentioned in his assertion.
A day earlier, Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Well being Dr Zafar Mirza had suggested folks to be cautious of the coronavirus and observe the protection commonplace working procedures (SOPs) throughout Eid-ul-Azha.
Addressing a information convention, he had urged folks to guide sacrificial animals on-line in order that they will keep away from visits to the cattle markets, the place giant gatherings can contribute to the unfold of the virus.
Dr Mirza had mentioned that the federal government had ready upfront for Eid-ul-Azha holding in thoughts the violation of SOPs that happened throughout Eid-ul-Fitr earlier. He added that residents should not allowed to arrange cattle markets inside metropolis premises this time.
“Children, the elderly and the sick should not be taken to the cattle markets and people should try to make collective sacrifices this time,” he added.
Mirza had additionally underscored that the residents ought to abide by the issued pointers to carry out Eid prayers to stem the unfold of the contagious illness.