The government of Punjab has issued an order due to the current outbreak of Corona Virus vide letter NO.SO(IS-II)1-1/2004 by the Momin Agha, the Additional Chief Secretary Home, Government of Punjab for the closure of all shops, superstores, markets, Restaurants w.e.f Saturday 21-03-2020 from 09:00 PM to Tuesday 24-03-2020 till 09:00 AM. Notification of Shops and Markets close for 02 days in Punjab has been issued due to the current outbreak and the increasing number of epidemic diseases of Corona Virus Patients in-country as well as Punjab.
Social Distancing is very important to defeat the covid-19. However, the Federal Government and Provincial Governments are taking maximum safety measures regarding coronavirus. In this regard, all inter-province transport has been closed. However, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is Lock Downing the complete area where any patients of Corona Virus are affected. In this regard, the Corona Emergency Fund has been establishing by the Government.
Furthermore, implementation of Notification of shops and markets close for 02 days is not applicable for the pharmacies, dispensaries, clinics, grocery store, karyana shops, bakeries, atta chakkies, tandoor, milk shops, petrol Pumps, chicken and meat shop, fruit and vegetable shops and all kind of mandi including grain, fruit, and vegetable. This notification shall come into force for the entire province.
in continuation of the above-referred letter, and the increasing number of pandemic Corona Virus Patients, the Government of Punjab has decided to lock down the Punjab wef 24 March 2020 to 06 April 2020. in this situation, all the superstores, markets, shops and restaurants will remain totally close however the pharmacies, food item shops, petrol pumps will be open.
on the other hand, two-person ride on a motorcycle (double sawari) is imposed over Punjab, while families are allowed.