KARACHI, Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday announced another two-week extension in an ongoing lockdown following rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the country.

“We, after consulting all the provinces, have decided that the ongoing lockdown will continue until April 30,” Khan told a news conference in the capital Islamabad after a meeting of the National Coordination Committee — a body formed to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

However, he said, the government had decided to reopen several “low-risk” industries, including construction, agriculture, e-commerce, paper and packaging and others to resume the business activities, and to stem a deepening

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