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QUETTA: The Balochistan government has extended the smart lockdown till 2nd June in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the provincial home minister, all markets, auto repair shops, and haircutting salons will be allowed to open during 3 am till 5 pm, it said, adding that no business will be allowed after 5 pm.
The notification stated that dairy shops, medical stores, blood banks, tailoring shops, and tandoors are allowed to open round the clock while restaurants and hotels can carry on only delivery and take away services for 24 hours.
The notification added that the lockdown measures have been eased with a condition regarding the implementation of the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
It further added that wearing masks and gloves will be mandatory for customers and workers, besides using hand sanitizers.
No customer will be allowed to enter shop or shopping malls without the masks and there will be a distance of around one meter between the customer and the worker, the notification mentioned.
Public transport will remain suspended in the province. The provincial authorities have also warned of legal action that it will be taken against if anyone violates the lockdown restrictions.
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