KP public holidays extended until 15 May
Protoday247 PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa public holidays have been extended until May 15 in a bid to curb the province’s coronavirus pandemic.
A formal notification was released on Thursday to this effect. Public holidays shall be extended until May 15, with the exception of those exemptions already issued, according to the notification.
All restaurants, restaurants and fast-food points shall remain closed until further orders have been issued, the notification said. “Home delivery and takeaway shall continue under parameters already permitted, it added. ” The notification said all tourist destinations that have already been vacated, including those in the province’s upper mountainous areas, aside from the rivers and other locations, would remain closed until further orders.
“The entry of visitors to prisons shall remain temporarily prohibited in order to prevent the spread of infection in restricted places until further orders,” it said. Public transport for interdistrict passengers will remain suspended until further orders have been issued, the notification said. It added that public transport for intra-district passengers will remain suspended until further orders except for rickshaws, private vehicles and vehicles leased for exempt departments’ labour movement. “For milk and yogurt shops and their supply chains, too, the restrictions of staying open no later than 4 pm in the day shall not apply,” the notice said.
It has also been informed that mawaishimandis (cattle markets) and their supply chains will remain open subject to the Agriculture Department’s condition of defining and enforcing relevant standard operating procedures for the purpose.