The government will impose a "strict" countrywide lockdown from Monday, which will continue for the next seven days.
The Press Information Department made the announcement through a press statement today.
All government and non-government offices, except those providing emergency services, will be closed during the period.
Transport movement will remain suspended. Only vehicles transporting emergency products will be allowed.
Besides, ambulance and medical treatment-related vehicles will be exempt from the lockdown.
None will be allowed to go out from their residences unless urgently required to do so.
The media will remain out of the purview of the lockdown.
The Cabinet Division will issue a gazette in this regard tomorrow.