Prime ministers from New Zealand and Canada, Jacinda Ardern and Justin Trudeau, also made to the list for successfully mitigating COVID-19 effects.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s policy of smart lockdown against the pandemic has remained successful.
All business centres, markets, and stores are now exempted from restrictions imposed under a smart lockdown
Timely smart lockdown helped to prevent spread of coronavirus during the Eid ul Azha as the number of coronavirus cases going down in the province, the chief minister said in a statement.
Basharat said that lockdown has been enforced by the government to ensure safety of the masses as coronavirus is still a threat.
A notification has been issued in this regard.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik.
He appealed to the public to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Eidul Azha.
As many as 144 areas of the province are placed under smart lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.