ISLAMABAD: The Punjab authorities on Thursday banned all inter-provincial public transport heading in the direction of Sindh as a precautionary measure to restrict the unfold of coronavirus, which has claimed two lives and affected over 300 individuals within the nation.
“In view of preventive measures to be adopted for containment of coronavirus, it has been determined to instantly cease all inter-provincial public transport heading in the direction of Sindh within the bigger public curiosity until additional orders,” stated the notification issued by Punjab Provincial Transport Authority.
The entry of vacationers and guests to leisure spots together with tourism in Murree and different locations has been suspended whereas buying malls will probably be closed at 10:00pm. Solely normal shops, pharmacies and factories will stay open.
In wake of a surge in novel coronavirus instances throughout the nation, provincial governments set out for a lockdown on Thursday to include the outbreak.
The lethal pneumonia-like virus, which surfaced in China’s Hubei province late December 2019, has contaminated over 200,000 individuals globally with over 9,000 deaths. Though scientists across the globe are growing vaccine and drugs, the one defence towards the virus at the moment is preventive measures– self-isolation or quarantine.
Pakistan’s tally of the COVID-19 sufferers crossed 300 late Wednesday with Punjab confirming a complete of 33 instances. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa confirmed two COVID-19 deaths inside hours of one another.