Coronavirus: Balochistan govt extends smart lockdown till July 15

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QUETTA: The government of Balochistan has decided to extend the smart lockdown imposed across the province till July 15, in a bid to stem the coronavirus from spreading as cases continue to surge across the country. 

As per an official notification by the provincial home department, shopping malls, markets, shops, warehouses, auto-repair shops and hair salons will be allowed to remain open from 9am to 7pm from Thursdays to Saturdays. All businesses will remain closed on Fridays.

The notification further said that tandoors, shops selling dairy products, blood banks, medical stores and teller shops will be allowed to remain open for 24 hours. Restaurants will be allowed to provide home delivery and take-away services throughout the day as well.

Educational institutions throughout Balochistan have been directed to remain closed till July 15. Cinemas, wedding halls, farmhouses and picnic points will remain closed for masses indefinitely.

An indefinite ban continues to be placed on a gatherings of more than 10 people, political rallies, dharnas, pillion riding, social and religious events. 

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