Public parks in Lahore reopen after 75-day closure

By: INP      Published: 04:21 PM, 5 Jun, 2020
Public parks in Lahore reopen after 75-day closure

A large number of people in Lahore have reached various public parks of the city after they were opened for the general public Friday.

The public parks of the city have been opened after 75-day closure amid coronavirus outbreak in the city.

Terming the morning exercise best for the health, the visitors said the fresh air of the early morning is best for the lungs as the deadly virus attacks them the most.

The people were wearing masks and adopted the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the provincial government to control the pandemic spread.

The citizens also lauded the Punjab government’s decision of opening the parks.

On Thursday, the Punjab government had decided to reopen public parks in Lahore from May 5.

Director-General of Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Muzaffar Khan Sial had announced that the provincial government decided to reopen public parks in Lahore. The opening time will be 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Sial added the parks will be reopened under the SOPs finalised by the health department. The citizens would be allowed to enter the parks after wearing facemasks and gloves which is mandatory.

The DG PHA appealed the citizens to strictly follow precautionary measures and social distancing while visiting the public parks.