Pakistan Begins Phase-wise Easing of Nationwide Lockdown Even as Coronavirus Cases Rise

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Pakistan Begins Phase-wise Easing of Nationwide Lockdown Even as Coronavirus Cases Rise

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9 May 2020

Pakistan on Saturday began easing the month-long lockdown despite a steady rise in the number of the coronavirus cases which rose to 27,474 after health authorities reported a big jump of 1,637 infections and 24 deaths in a single day.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that Pakistan would begin easing its nationwide lockdown in a phase-wise manner by allowing various businesses to open up from Saturday, citing the economic crisis due to the shutdown, which was enforced in the country in March end.

The first phase of easing lockdown began as the government announced removing restrictions by allowing more business to open and operate from dawn to 5pm.

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