Punjab is closing down its shrines to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the province.
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar directed shutting down shrines on Monday. He has ordered Chief Secretary Momin Agha to make sure the order is swiftly implemented.
The shrines will stay shut for three weeks. Punjab has hundreds of shrines of different sizes.
The province has also imposed Section 144 across the province, prohibiting gatherings that have more than 4 people.
Schools across the country have already been shut down on the orders of the federal government.
As of now, Pakistan has 94 positive coronavirus cases, one of them being from Lahore. Sindh has reported the highest number of cases, 76, with 50 new ones confirmed on Monday morning in pilgrims returning to the country from Iran via the Taftan border.