24 April 2020 – Government extends lockdown until mid-Ramazan

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Immigration, Social Services, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC)

Overview: As the confirmed coronavirus cases jumped past 11,700 with 248 deaths, the government decided to extend lockdown till the middle of Ramazan, i.e. for another 15 days till May 9, 2020 while cautioning the nation that the anti-virus fight had entered a decisive phase that would set the future course of action regarding the restrictions.

This was announced by federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar while briefing the media about the decisions taken by the Centre and provinces at a meeting held at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
Full details here: https://www.dawn.com/news/1552089/govt-extends-lockdown-till-mid-ramazan

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government