Small markets reopen as Pakistan eases lockdown


Small markets have reopened – with implementation over standard operating procedures (SOPs) – after 47 days as Pakistan has on Monday eased the coronavirus lockdown.
Small markets have reopened in Punjab where barbers and beauty parlors have also been allowed to work while shopping malls, plazas and educational institutions still remain closed. No business will be conducted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The provincial government has extended the lockdown till May 31.
Public transport, cinemas and recreational spots remain closed in Sindh along with gaming zones and cafes. The provincial regime has issued SOPs and declared Friday, Saturday and Sunday as ‘safe days’ during which complete lockdown will be observed.