• The government has lifted lockdown restrictions for 9 days to allow people to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha
  • After the holidays, previous restrictions will be in effect from 23 July – 5 August
  • All factories, including the top foreign currency earner apparel industry, remain closed halting production and affecting shipment of cargoes
  • Garment factory owners fear a huge impact of the factory closure in this peak season when stores in western nations opened and demand is on the rise
  • International flights will continue, as well as trucks, lorries, vans and cargo vessels