The federal government has decided to extend coronavirus lockdown for 15 more days.

The decision was taken in the session of National Coordination Committee (NCC) under the chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The provinces have been given authority to make own decisions in accordance with the developments of coronavirus cases.

The session was also attended by chief ministers where the participants were briefed over the latest statistics of the National Command and Control Centre.

Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar, addressed in a press conference to brief the decisions taken by the NCC.

Asad Umar announced that the country-wide lockdown will continue till May 9 and armed forces will assist the government for enforcement of restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.