The Punjab, provincial cabinet committee for corona control held its meeting on the direction of the chief minister and has decided “in-principle” to open industries, restaurants, marriage halls, cinemas, and other sectors. However, the final decision in this regard is from the National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC) at the federal level.
The committee further decided that the provincial cabinet would forward its recommendations to the NCOC (National Command Operation Center) for ending the lockdown and reopen gyms, indoor sports, beauty salons and clinics etc in Lahore.
The final decision regarding opening of tourist resorts in the province, including Murree, will also be made by the NCOC. Similarly, the industries linked to construction activity will be allowed to function in Punjab. It was briefed that the number of virus-positive cases had dropped to two to three percent of total tests being conducted in Lahore, Punjab. According to the provincial health authorities, during the last 24 hours, five patients have died while 39 coronavirus cases have been reported in Punjab.