Govt appeals nation to stay at home during complete lockdown

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - The federal government has followed up its decision to impose a complete lockdown on Eid-ul-Fitr with an appeal to the public, asking people to stay at home amid the rising cases of coronavirus.

A tweet on Friday from the office of Prime Minister Imran Khan said that in view of the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, the government of Pakistan has taken the difficult decision to impose a complete lockdown across the country on Eid-ul-Fitr.

The tweet called on the public to ensure strict implementation of precautionary SOPs meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus.



On the other hand, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that the pandemic is taking a dangerous turn. In the last days of Ramadan, the public needs to be exceedingly cautious and follow government guidelines during the Eid holidays to help prevent the spread of the virus.

He said that the citizens should not leave their homes unnecessarily. The more cautious the citizens remain, the more chances of new cases going down.

Usman Buzdar said that the vaccination drive against Covid-19 is underway, adding that the number of vaccination centers has been increased. Citizens over the age of 50 can get vaccinated by just showing their ID cards while those over 40 are also being vaccinated through registration.