Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt ends two-day lockdown policy

PESHAWAR: In a major relief to businesses, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government announced on Monday that it will end the two-day lockdown policy in the province.

Hence, businesses will now be allowed to remain open six days a week.

Earlier, businesses were closed for two days throughout the week, as the government hoped to curtail the rise in coronavirus case by discouraging people from thronging to bazaars and markets.

As the number of coronavirus continue to decline, the KP government issued a notification that stated that the district administration will determine the day when businesses remain closed in the districts.

The notification instructed district administrations to hold meetings with businesses in this regard. It also said that businesses will be allowed to operate in the province till 8pm.

Sindh govt announces end to two-day business shutdown

Earlier today, a similar decision had been taken by the Sindh government when it announced that businesses will now only be closed only on Sundays.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah chaired a meeting of the provincial task force on coronavirus on Monday, in which it was decided to close the business activity for one day instead of two days a week.

The orders by the provincial governments come as the country reported 1,019 fresh cases and 43 new deaths due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours.