Pakistan has reported 60 more deaths in the past 24 hours due to the novel coronavirus taking the national fatality toll to 8,547.
According to the Government of Pakistan portal for COVID-19, with the fresh addition of 2,963 cases in the past 24 hours, the national caseload now stands at 426,142.
As many as 1,797 people have been recovered from the dread virus in a single. So far 372,271 recoveries have been reported since the pandemic struck Pakistan.
Active Cases toll stands at 45,324. A total of 38,092 tests were conducted across the country during this period whereas 5,865,944 samples have been tested thus far.
On Tuesday the authorities in Lahore decided to impose lockdown in more areas of the city.
Health Department in Lahore issued a notification in this regard, according to which “smart lockdowns” with controlled entry and exit points have been imposed in 55 areas of the city.
Due to the lockdown, all types of gatherings, including social and religious ones, will be completely banned across the city.
However, medical services, pharmacies, laboratories, collection points, hospitals, and clinics will remain open 24 hours a day.
Shops selling essential items, including milk shops, meat shops, and bakeries will remain open from 7 am to 7 pm, the notification stated.
Moreover, grocery stores, general stores, flour mills, fruits, vegetable shops, and petrol pumps will remain open from 9 am to 7 pm.
According to the Health secretary, the purpose of imposing a smart lockdown is to limit the movement of people from areas most affected by the coronavirus.
“Smart lockdown in the affected areas can save more people from being infected,” the health secretary maintained.“The virus can spread again if you are not careful. Remember that this contagious disease can be controlled by taking more precautions than before.”
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