Coronavirus: Balochistan Govt extends lockdown till May 5th
Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs issued a notification
The Balochistan government extended continued lockdown till May 5th to contain the novel coronavirus. Balochistan’s Home and Tribal Affairs Department issued a notification in this regard after the expiry of its previous notification on April 21st.
In view of increasing cases of a novel coronavirus, the provincial government has decided to extend the continued lockdown, the notification said. All shops, shopping malls and markets would remain closed till May 5th to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Traders community has demanded of the government to ease the lockdown in view of a fast-approaching of the sacred month of Ramaz ul Mubarak. The government has allowed dates shops, tailors masters and shops associated with construction materials to function. However, the main city would remain closed following today’s notification by the Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs department.
In Balochistan, the virus has so far killed 6 people and infected 465 people. Balochistan Chief Minister, Jam Kamal on Monday evening tweeted that 337 cases were locally transmitted in the province, appealing the people to stay at home and adopt social distancing to halt the spread of coronavirus.