Country to go into three-day lockdown from Friday

Country to go into three-day lockdown from Friday


Lagoor: Four days after the nationwide blockade is lifted, Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi and other parts of the country will enter the three-day blockade again from tomorrow. Food stores and other markets will reopen on Monday.

According to government directives, Lahore ’s aluminum, ceramics, paint, centrifuge and hardware stores will sell steel, PVC pipes and electrical products for three days.

Except Friday, Saturday and Sunday, shops and businesses are open from 8 am to 5 pm this week. Vegetable markets, dairy shops, grocery stores, gas stations, medical shops and tailor shops will remain open, but only supermarkets are allowed to open grocery stores.

Starting Friday, Islamabad will also be closed for the next three days. Medical stores are allowed to open 24 hours a day, while grocery stores are open until 5 pm.

According to the SOP issued by the regional government, Islamabad will be completely closed from Friday to Sunday, and only the construction industry, grocery stores, medical shops, car workshops, dairy shops and bakeries can operate.

The medical store will be open 24 hours a day, while the rest of the business will be open until 5 pm. According to the requirements of the district government, the SOP issued by the government will be strictly implemented.

In Karachi, after four days of recovery, business activities will be closed again on Friday. Only medical shops, grocery stores and dairy shops are allowed to open from 8 am to 5 pm.

The Sindh Ministry of the Interior has issued a market opening notice on May 11 from 8 am to 4 pm, announcing Friday, Saturday and Sunday as safety days, which means that there will be 100% lock-up time during this period.

However, law enforcement personnel, medical and technical personnel, couriers, journalists, cargo transportation and social workers will be allowed to flow.

During these three days, grocery stores, dairy shops and medical stores will be open from 8 am to 5 pm, but the ban on marches and public gatherings will remain.

Finally, public transportation, movie theaters, sea views and other entertainment venues, including barber shops, beauty salons, game areas, cafes and gyms will remain closed.

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