By Our Staff Reporter

QUETTA: The traders’ community has announced a shutter down strike in the city as part of social distancing and containing the novel coronavirus tomorrow. Allah Dad Tareen, the central leader of Markazi Anjuman e Tajaran told Quetta Voice that the decision was made by his community in view of increasing cases of COVID-19.

The Balochistan government had already announced partial lockdown of markets, shopping malls in the city to halt the spread of the virus, which continues to penetrate globally. In Balochistan, so far the authorities have confirmed 104 cases of the novel coronavirus. However, countrywide cases rise to 666 and Sindh province has confirmed 357 cases of the deadly virus.

“All traders should pull-down their shutters tomorrow”, Mr. Tareen said.

The Balochistan government has also made an appeal to the masses to stay at their homes and avoid social contact as part of social distancing to halt the spread of novel coronavirus.

Mr. Tareen, however, mentioned that medical stores, milk shops, and shops of other necessary commodities would be open so that people could not suffer.


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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.