Punjab greenlights opening of marriage halls, cinemas

Recommendations forwarded to NCOC

Our Correspondent August 05, 2020

The cabinet committee for coronavirus control, which held its meeting on the direction of Punjab chief minister, has decided, in principle, to open industries, restaurants, marriage halls and cinemas.

Punjab ministers Dr Yasmin Rashid, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Hashim Jawan Bakht, Punjab chief secretary, SMBR, health secretaries, secretary information, Lahore DC, PFA DG and others attended the meeting.

The meeting further decided to forward recommendations to National Control and Operation Centre (NCOC) for final approval.

It linked the decision of opening gyms, indoor sports, beauty salons and clinics with the permission of NOCs.

The final decision about opening Murree and other tourist spots will be made by NCOC. The allied linked with the construction industry will be opened in Punjab while a special meeting of the cabinet committee for coronavirus control will be called for opening educational institutions.

The meeting was briefed that the number of coronavirus positive cases was two per cent to three per cent in Punjab.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2020.


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