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More Areas of Punjab to be put under smart lockdown


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Dec, 2020. 01:48 pm
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The Government of Punjab on Saturday announced to put more areas of the province under smart lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus.

According to the details, the government notified imposition of smart lockdown in several areas of provincial capital city Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, and Hafizabad.

The government has announced a lockdown in those areas, which have become hotspots of the dread virus.

According to the notification, the government clamped smart lockdown in 22 areas in Lahore, nine areas in Rawalpindi, four localities in Gujranwala, and three areas of Gujrat.

The health authorities earlier imposed smart lockdown in 13 areas of Lahore and declared the closure of the shopping malls, restaurants, and offices in areas under lockdown, whereas, movement of local residents was also restricted.

The health secretary had announced that only one person and a vehicle will be allowed to move at a time, whereas, a complete ban will be observed on all gatherings and events.

It is pertinent to mention here that the novel coronavirus claimed 87 more lives in Pakistan bringing the national death tally to 9,250.

According to NCOC, 3,179 new infections were reported during the last 24 hours. The current national caseload now stands at 451,494.

As many as 4,649 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,486 patients are in critical condition, however, no critical case was added in today’s tally.

The total count of active cases is 40,922 and the positivity rate is recorded up to 6.61 per cent.

A total of 48,075 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 404,501 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far while 6,264,135 samples have been tested thus far.

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