Wednesday , May 27 2020

Federal government decides to continue nationwide lockdown until April 14


The federal government has added two more weeks to the lockdown period implemented by the provinces to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, after which the lockdown will continue until April 14.

A meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) was convened to review the situation of Coronavirus, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, attended by Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other officials.

The meeting reviewed the current situation in the country due to the Coronavirus and made several important decisions.

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Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Federal Minister for Planning Asad Omar said that the federal government had decided to continue the lockdown for two weeks.

He said that the federation and all the provinces decided in the consultation that the sanctions would be continued throughout the country for two weeks and today it was jointly decided that the current situation would continue from 1st to 14th April.

Asad Omar said that before April 14, there will be a re-meeting of the National Coordination Committee, which will decide whether to reduce or increase the sanctions.

He said it was important to keep the food, pharmaceutical industries fully open while there would be no restriction on good transport.

Special Minister for National Security Division Dr Mooed Yusuf said that 17 flights would be flown through PIA from April 3 to 11, bringing about 2,000 overseas to Pakistan.

Special flights to the UK, Canada, Turkey, Baku and Kuala Lumpur will be operated, he said.

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