Lockdown likely to be extended further
Published: 01:50 PM, 30 May 2021
The ongoing lockdown is likely to be extended for another week as the coronavirus situation is not under control in the country.
A notification in this regard may be issued on Sunday, the last day of the ongoing lockdown, sources in the Cabinet Division and the Ministry of Public Administration said.
Earlier on May 23, the lockdown was extended till May 30 in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19. However, the government eased curbs on long-haul public buses, trains and launches, allowing the operators to resume services after keeping them suspended for nearly seven weeks.
The government initially imposed restrictions on public movement, including the suspension of long-haul public transport, on April 5 and extended it till May 30 in phases as part of its move to contain the spike in both coronavirus infections and fatalities.