The Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar addressed a press conference regarding coronavirus on Saturday and said that everything across the province is to remain closed closed.
During the press conference, CM Punjab Usman Buzdar said that all malls, shopping centers, parks, restaurants and markets are to remain closed in Punjab from Saturday 9:00 pm till Tuesday 9:00 am.
However, during this time, CM Usman Buzdar said that vegetable markets, grocery stores, pharmacies will remain open as usual.
Restaurants will be closed for dine-in however, take away and deliveries will remain operational and public transport throughout the province will also remain operational.
CM Usman Buzdar also emphasized on the importance of social distancing and urged people of Punjab to remain indoors for the next two days to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Educational institutions are already closed in the country till 5th April 2020 and these are some of the additions to the steps that are already being taken by the government to get a control on this coronavirus outbreak.
According to reports as of 2:00 pm today, the confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan have risen to 543 and the number keeps rising with the highest number of patients in Sindh.