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50 Lahore, 4 Peshawar localities sealed after a massive spike in COVID-19 cases

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

17th Jun, 2020. 10:29 am
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Lahore areas sealed

Around 50 areas of Lahore have been sealed for two weeks after the spike in Coronavirus cases.

The areas include Johar Town’s blocks A, B-1, E, F-2, G, H, J and R, Mustafa Town Canal View, Wapda Town and PCSIR Phase-II areas.

Four sectors in Lahore’s DHA, Allama Iqbal Town’s Sutlej, Rachna, Nargis and Raza blocks were also sealed.

Thirty more Lahore localities are expected to be sealed in the next few days. The city has been declared a coronavirus epicenter by Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid.

The minister has recommended sealing 25 areas in Faisalabad as well. Islamabad’s Sectors G-9/2 and G-9/3 have been under a smart lockdown since last Friday.

On Monday, Peshawar imposed restrictions in four localities on the recommendation of the district health officer.

The deputy commissioner instructed officials to enforce controlled exit and entry in Ashrafia Colony, University Town sub-area, Danishabad and Sector E/2 in Phase I of Hayatabad.

No one will be allowed to enter or exit these areas except those supplying essential commodities. All types of gatherings have also been prohibited.

All shops are also to remain closed excluding pharmacies, general stores, food supplies, tandoors, water shops and emergency services.

Three more areas in Peshawar, six in Abbottabad, six in Chitral and 11 in Swat will be sealed soon.

Authorities have formulated a plan to impose smart lockdown in Karachi’s East, West and Korangi districts.

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