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20 cities identified as coronavirus hotspots


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

15th Jun, 2020. 06:04 pm
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20 cities identified as coronavirus hotspots

The National Command and Operations Center has declared 20 cities in the country as coronavirus hotspots under the test, track and quarantine (TTQ) strategy.

In line with the Prime Minister’s Smart Lockdown strategy to curb the spread of the virus, the National Command and Operations Center scrutinized virus hotspots and clusters across Pakistan.

The survey revealed that there are 20 cities across Pakistan, where infections and their rates are increasing rapidly and immediate steps are needed to stop this spread.

The National Command and Operations Center has also handed over these details to the provinces.

In Islamabad, Karachi Company, as well as G9 / 2 and G9 / 3 areas, have been sealed after more than 300 cases.

The following are the new hotspots in Islamabad after which these areas can also be sealed soon.

These areas include I-8, I-10, Ghauri Town, Bara Kahu, G-6 and G-7.

The number of cases has seen a sharp rise in various cities, following which the National Command and Operations Center has directed to take precautionary measures in these areas.

In these cities

  • Karachi
  • Lahore
  • Quetta
  • Peshawar
  • Rawalpindi
  • Islamabad
  • Faisalabad
  • Multan
  • Gujranwala
  • Swat
  • Hyderabad
  • Sukkur
  • Sialkot
  • Gujrat
  • Ghotki
  • Larkana
  • Dera Ghazi Khan
  • Khairpur
  • Malakand
  • Mardan.

It is important to note that the purpose of the test, track and quarantine is to identify the spread of the virus by focusing on hotspots, ie areas where there are a large number of virus cases so that targeted lockdown to be implemented.

The TTQ strategy was adopted to monitor the spread of the virus by keeping various walks of life open and resuming business.

Under this method, the speed of the test is increased and those who are tested positive are immediately identified and  Quarantine.

Also read: Smart lockdown is the best option for poor countries: PM

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