Punjab orders shops closure at 6pm over SOP violations

LAHORE: Amid rising coronavirus cases, the Government of Punjab has decided that shops across the province will close at 6pm, ARY News reported, citing sources.

The decision was made in light of frequent violations of the government-defined SOPs by businesses, the sources said.
However, Mian Tariq Misbah, the president of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has opposed the decision saying there will be overcrowding of people at markets if business hours are reduced.

He assured that traders will implement the SOPs in letter and spirit.