Punjab government has again revised working hours for business operations in the province to curb the surge of COVID-19 cases.
All businesses in Punjab will be allowed to operate all week long from 8 am to 10 pm every day.
Other essential businesses such as medical stores, clinics, grocery stores, petrol pumps will be permitted to operate 24/7.
The minister has directed all district administrations to ensure the wearing of face maks in markets all over Punjab.
It was decided in a high-level meeting held yesterday in Lahore chaired by the provincial Law Minister, Raja Basharat. The meeting discussed the Coronavirus situation across Punjab and adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to stop the transmission of the viral infection.
It must be noted that the Punjab government had allowed all businesses to operate 24/7 after a steady decline in Coronavirus cases across the province.
In the last 24 hours, Punjab has reported 158 new cases and 2 deaths due to Coronavirus.