The government spokesperson took to Twitter to announce the decision and also shared the notification issued by the Punjab Home Department.
Musarrat Cheema in his tweet said:
Punjab Govt has decided to extend all the existing restrictions till 14th April 2020. Public is requested to follow the guidelines issued by Govt and ensure that they don’t leave home unless necessary.
This decision comes a day after Chinese doctors who are in Pakistan advised the CM Usman Buzdar to extend the lockdown for at least 28 days to get a control on the situation.
The Chinese experts said that social distancing was the key to stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus and authorities should ensure a 28 days lockdown.
Punjab currently has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country with over 1500 people infected and the number is rising rapidly. So far 15 fatalities have been reported from Punjab due to coronavirus.