Notification of Extension in Holidays of Government Offices Except Essential Offices.
Due to the prevailing COVID-19 in the country Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has decided for Further extend Public Holidays KPK employees 2020. Now the holidays, they have announced from 13th April 2020 (Monday) till 18th April 2020 (Saturday).
The Punjab government on Monday extended the lock down by seven days as part of the efforts to stop the corona virus spread.
According to a notification, the lock down will remain in force till April 14.
The shutdown was earlier scheduled to end on April 7 (Tuesday).
“Public is requested to follow the guidelines issued by the government and ensure that they don’t leave home unless necessary,” the government spokesperson said in the public note.
The lock down is being extended due to a rise in the number of cases in the province, which is alarming and highly dangerous for the health of the people, the notification said.
The province has reported the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country, involving 1,493 infections and 15 deaths.
Earlier on March 23, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had announced a 14-day partial lock down to curb the virus spread. Parks and public places were ordered to remain close and pillion riding was banned in the province.
“It is mandatory to take all pragmatic and possible measures to contain and counter the further spread of corona virus on war footings,” read the notification.
It said there were sufficient grounds to proceed under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CCP), 1898, as an immediate preventive and speedy remedy to ensure public safety, conserve lives and maintain peace and tranquility in Punjab.