Punjab decides to close shrines in four districts over rising COVID cases

The Nation  |  Aug 04, 2021

The Punjab government has decided to close shrines in four districts due to a rise in the COVID-19 cases.

The Punjab government has decided to close shrines in four districts including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, and Multan.

A notification was issued which stated the closure of shrines till August 31.

However, prayers at the mosques inside the shrines will be allowed to be offered by implementing Covid standard operating procedures (SOPs).

On August 2, Punjab health authorities had issued a threat alert to all government hospitals over the fourth wave of Covid-19 in the province.

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