Lockdown will remain imposed in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Multan till August 31.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Lockdown was imposed in various districts of Punjab on Monday night amid growing coronavirus cases, Dunya News reported

According to a notification issued in this regard, lockdown will remain imposed in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Multan till August 31.

As per the notification, all markets and business activities in these districts will remain continue till 8:00pm. Exemption is granted to pharmacies, Medical stores, hospitals, petrol pumps, tandoors, milk and dairy shops, food takeaways and e-commerce, oil depots and all kinds of mandis including grain, fruit, cattle and vegetable mandis.

Complete ban is imposed on indoor dining. However, outdoor shall be allowed till 10:00pm under strict COVID protocol. Takeaways are allowed 24/7.

Moreover, indoor weddings and functions shall be banned with effect from August 8. Outdoor wedding shall be allowed with maximum 400 guests under strict COVID protocol. Timing for the outdoor weddings shall be till 10:00pm.

Furthermore, there shall be complete closure of Shrines and cinemas. Ban is also imposed on all kind of indoor gatherings including, cultural, religious and other events. However, outdoor gatherings shall be allowed will maximum 400 individuals under strict COVID protocol.