Section 144 imposed in Islamabad in a bid to control coronavirus spread

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The city administration has imposed Section 144 in federal capital in a bid to control the coronavirus spread.

The action has been taken on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

This was stated by Special Assistant to PM for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan in a tweet.

However, in an office order issued, the District Magistrate Hamza Shafqaat, stated that the section has been imposed in the city for seven days.

According to the order, all restaurants and food outlets, coffee shops and cafes will remain closed at all time, whereas, the home delivery and take away will remain operational.

The order also stated that all shops will be closed by 08:00 pm.

Sources said, it will not be applicable on pharmacies, dispensaries, clinics, grocery stores, bakeries, chakkies, roti shops, milk shops, petrol pumps, chicken and meet shops and vegetable markets.


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