Federal government takes important decision over the countywide coronavirus lockdown

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Federal government takes important decision over the countywide coronavirus lockdown

ISLAMABAD - Federal government takes important decision over the countywide coronavirus lockdown.

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said Friday that the countrywide lockdown had been extended till May 9 as Pakistan battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking at news conference, the minister said that a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting that was held at the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) decided to extend the date of the lockdown.

He said that the NCC was about to start the implementation of the trace and track system from tomorrow. "Consultations were held with chief secretaries and then health ministers at the NCOC.

The prime minister has given approval for the system."