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LOCKDOWN ORDER IN PUNJAB WITH EFFECT FROM 15.06.2021 TO 30.06.2021

The third wave of COVID-19 is underway, which poses a serious and imminent threat to public health. Hence, it is mandatory to take all possible safety measures for prevention and control of this disease in the Province of Punjab.

AND WHEREAS, there are sufficient grounds to proceed under Section 4(c), 5(1)(e), 5(1)(f) of "The Punjab Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Act 2020" as an immediate preventive and expeditious remedy and the directions hereinafter appearing are necessary to ensure public health, safety, control the spread of COVID-19 and conserve lives in the Province of Punjab.

AND WHEREAS, the declaration that COVID-19 represents a serious and imminent threat to public health throughout the Province of Punjab under Section 3(1) of the Act ibid has already been published in the Gazette after approval of the Chief Minister.

NOW THEREFORE, in exercise of powers under Sections 4(c), 5(1)(e), 5(1) (f) of "The Punjab Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Act 2020", Sarah Aslam, Secretary, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, Government of the Punjab, with the approval of Chief Minister, Punjab, pleased to order the following: -

a. Activities: Complete ban is imposed on all commercial activities after 8:00 PM and all markets and establishments shall remain closed thereafter. Exemption is granted only to following essential services:

Particulars

Time

Pharmacies / Medical stores, Medical Facilities and Vaccination Centers, Petrol Pumps, Tandoors, Bakeries, Milk / Dairy (24 hours a day) Shops, Food Takeaways and E-commerce / Courier / Postal Services & Utility Services (Electricity, Natural Gas, Internet, Cellular Networks / Telecom, Call Centers, Media), Auto workshops, Oil Depots and all kinds of Mandis including Grain, Fruit, Cattle and Vegetable Mandis

24 hours a day


b. Closed Day: Sunday shall be observed as 'Closed day' whereby all activities shall be banned and markets / establishments shall remain closed. Exemption is granted only to following essential services:

Particulars

Time

Pharmacies / Medical stores, Medical Facilities and Vaccination Centers, Petrol Pumps, Tandoors, Bakeries, Grocery / Karyana stores, Milk / Dairy Shops, Sweet Shops, Vegetable / Fruit Shops, Chicken / Meat Shops, Food Takeaways and E commerce / Courier / Postal Services & Utility Services (Electricity, Natural Gas, Internet, Cellular Networks Telecom, Call Centers, Media), Auto workshops, Oil Depots and all kinds of Mandis including Grain, Fruit, Cattle and Vegetable Mandis

24 hours a day

 

c. Weddings / Functions: There shall be complete ban on indoor weddings / functions throughout the province and all types of Marriage Halls, Community Centers, Marquees and Event Halls shall remain closed. Outdoor weddings shall be allowed with maximum limit of 150 guests and strict implementation of COVID-19 SOPs. Wedding Hall Association shall be responsible for compliance of COVID-19 SOPs. 

d. Restaurants: There shall be complete ban on Indoor dining throughout the province. However, outdoor dining, including food courts in malls, shall be allowed till 11:59 PM. 

e. Amusement Parks, Swimming Pools and Water Sports: Amusement parks, Swimming Pools and Water Sports shall be allowed to operate subject to adherence of following specified SOPs to prevent COVID 19 spread: 

i. All entertainment facilities shall operate at 50% capacity. 

ii. No indoor dining / food courts / food corners shall be allowed. 

iii. In premises of swimming pools, "one-time occupancy" shall be written and displayed in conspicuous manner alongside pool for strict adherence. 

iv. Regular chlorination of swimming pools shall be ensured. Amusement parks shall strictly follow the social distancing protocols at entry / exit and on amusement gadgets. 

f. Mask Wearing: All Citizens shall use face covering in public spaces throughout the province. 

g. Office Routine: All Public / Private offices and establishments throughout the province shall resume normal working hours with 100% attendance. 

h. Cinemas: All Cinemas / Theatres shall remain closed throughout the province. 

i. Shrines: All Shrines / Mazaars shall be allowed to open throughout the province subject to following specific SOPs: 

i. Only vaccinated individuals shall be allowed to visit Shrines / Mazaars. 

ii. People below 30 years shall not be allowed to visit Shrines / Mazaars. 

iii. Vaccination Centers shall be established in front of major shrines. 

j. Gatherings: There shall be complete ban of all types of indoor and outdoor gatherings including cultural, musical / religious / miscellaneous events throughout the province. 

k. Sports, Festivals, Cultural and other events: There shall be complete ban on contact sports (Karate, Boxing, Martial Arts, Rugby, Water Polo, Kabaddi & Wrestling), festivals, cultural, social and other events throughout the province. 

l. Inter provincial, Intercity and Intra city public transport: All types of inter provincial, intercity and intra city public transport shall operate at 70% of total capacity. 

m. Gyms: All gyms throughout the province shall be allowed to open only for vaccinated individuals / members. Owner of Gym shall be responsible for vaccination of staff / management of Gym. 

n. Tourism: Tourism sector shall remain open subject to strict adherence of COVID-19 SOPs. 

o. Railways: Railways shall operate at maximum 70% of total seating capacity. 

Industrial and Agricultural activities and establishments shall remain exempt from operation of this order. 

District administration and Police shall work in close liaison to ensure strict implementation of this order. 

This order shall come into force w.e.f. 15th June 2021 within territorial limits of Punjab and shall remain in force till 30th June 2021. However, this department's order of even number dated 22.05.2021 shall remain in force till 11:59PM, 14th June 2021. 

This order shall be given wide publicity in official Gazette, Daily Newspapers and broadcasting through Radio Pakistan, Pakistan Television and other TV Channels as news item for information of the general public.


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