Govt to extend general holidays until April 25

Sun Online Desk

10th April, 2020 02:09:32 printer

Govt to extend general holidays until April 25

The government plans to extend the ongoing “general holiday” for another eleven days, until April 25.

The holidays could be extended to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country and encourage people to stay at home and maintain social distancing, according to a public administration official.

An order will be passed as soon as the prime minister approves the plan," said the official asking not to be named.

Earlier, the government announced closure of all public and private offices from March 26 to April 4 which was extended till April 11 afterwards, and again extended till April 14.

But kitchen markets, food shops, pharmacies, hospitals and all emergency services will remain out of the purview of the general holidays.