WHO recommends Punjab impose strict 2-week lockdown to stem COVID-19 spread


Photo: File The World Health Organisation has recommended enforcing a strict two-week lockdown in Punjab as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in the province. In a letter to the Punjab government, WHO lauded the provincial government?s efforts in response to the pandemic. ?Government intervention on April 12th 2020 detailing social distancing measures including restrictions, closure of schools and businesses, international travel restrictions and geographical area restrictions were instituted with the aim of limiting the spread of the disease,? the letter said.