Coronavirus lockdown extended to April 19 in Gilgit Baltistan.

GILGIT -- Gilgit-Baltistan government on Saturday decided to extend lockdown in the region till April 19 amid coronavirus pandemic, media reported.

The decision was made in a cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman. The meeting also mulled and decided over 11 items on the agenda.

A committee was formed to decide over allowing operations of the construction sector in the region while the cabinet also gave nod to a scheme to facilitate consumers on power utility bills.

It was also decided to bring back the residents of Gilgit Baltistan from other parts of the country and the government would provide transport facilities for the purpose.

The government also approved a food package for daily-wagers and labourers suffering from lockdown other than giving a special grant to government employees who are performing duties to tackle coronavirus pandemic in the region.

The meeting also decided to introduce e-learning for students as public and private sector institutions would provide syllabus to them at their doorstep.

It is pertinent to mention here that Gilgit Baltistan has witnessed a...

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