MUZAFFARABAD                  –                 To stem the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Monday introduced a three-week lockdown within the area beginning midnight.

The AJK premier appealed to the general public to remain in and keep away from going out unnecessarily.

Unveiling the restrictions, he stated transport will stay suspended and folks is not going to be allowed to exit unnecessarily throughout this era.  Nonetheless, he added, particular passes shall be issued to individuals for travelling in inevitable circumstances.

One individual from every household shall be allowed to exit to purchase meals and journalists will even be issued particular passes.

Emergency companies will stay purposeful.

Earlier within the day, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar introduced a lockdown throughout the province beginning midnight for the subsequent 14 days to regulate the unfold of coronavirus.

Addressing a press convention in Lahore, after chairing a high-level assembly to debate the steps being taken by the provincial authorities to deal with the pandemic.

CM Punjab stated the lockdown shall be enforced from tomorrow at 9am until April 6. The pillion ridding within the province shall be banned within the province through the lockdown.

He stated the outlets of every day routine and medical shops will stay open through the lockdown, whereas markets, procuring malls and public locations will stay shut through the aforesaid interval.