The Punjab government on Sunday imposed Section 144 for three weeks across the province to check hoarding of food items and sanitisers and opening of public and private educational institutions, while allowing holding of weddings within homes.

The decisions were taken in an emergent meeting jointly chaired by Punjab health minister Dr Yasmin Rashid and Chief Secretary Azam Suleman Khan at his camp office on Sunday. ACS (Home) Momin Agha told the meeting that section 144 had been imposed for three weeks across the province to prohibit hoarding and profiteering of hand sanitizers, opening of all private and public educational institutes, marriage/banquet halls and marquees, holding of examinations, religious congregation, public gatherings and sports festivals.

Strict actions

The meeting decided to take stern action against the hoarders of food items, besides launching a media campaign to enhance awareness among people about coronavirus so that the citizens could save themselves from the disease by taking precautionary measures.

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