Punjab govt decides to extend ongoing lockdown: sources

LAHORE: Government of Punjab on Saturday has decided to extend ongoing lockdown by seven more days, citing sources, ARY News reported.

The lockdown triggered after coronavirus outbreak will now persist till April 21, which was to end on April 14, sources privy to the development said.

The extension in the lockdown is aimed at controlling spread of novel coronavirus in the province.

It was also learnt by ARY News that suggestions are being review for the opening of more industries in the province during lockdown.

The sources said, the official announcement of extending lockdown in Punjab will be made by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday.

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