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QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to enforce the partial lockdown of Quetta city to contain the novel coronavirus. All major shopping malls, centers, and markets would be closed for three weeks to halt the spread of coronavirus.

According to a notification issued by the Balochistan home department issued on Friday, all major crowded markets and shopping malls shall remain closed for three weeks. The government has also suspended inter-provincial transport and transport within Quetta city as part of precautionary measures to halt the spread of the virus.

COVID-19: Baluchistan confirms 92 cases as tally rises to 492 countrywide

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has urged upon the masses to be confined to their homes to stay safe from the deadly virus. In Balochistan, so far 92 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus hitherto.

The Balochistan government has also closed all administrative offices in civil secretariat and directed the staff in important offices to be in a limited number. The government has also banned public gatherings of more than 10 people, processions and wedding parties to halt the virus.



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