Pakistan Begins Partial Lockdown Ahead Of Eid Al-Fitr

 Pakistan Begins Partial Lockdown Ahead Of Eid Al-Fitr

Pakistan has declared an eight-day partial lockdown ahead of the celebration of Eid al-Fitr next week.

Non-essential businesses were ordered to close and travel across the country is restricted till May 16, 2021.

The country is currently battling a third wave of coronavirus infections, recording more than 140,000 cases and 3,000 new deaths in April alone.

Officials had warned restrictions could be necessary given neighbouring India’s devastating surge in cases.

According to the country’s Health Ministry, Pakistan recorded an additional 4,109 positive cases with Johns Hopkins University’s data showing that the country has more than 850,000.

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