Lockdown imposed in Mirpur amid rising COVID-19 cases

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st Mar, 2021. 10:33 am

A complete lockdown has been enforced in Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) after a significant rise in the coronavirus cases.

According to the order issued by office of the deputy commissioner Mirpur, all educational institutions, public transport will remain closed and other religious, political, social and sports activities have also been banned.

According to the notification, all grocery stores, bakeries, meat, fruit and vegetable shops, and LPG cylinder shops would do business from 8 am to 4pm twice a week, (Tuesday and Friday), while pharmacies and petrol pumps will be open round the clock throughout the week in accordance with SOPs.

All marriage halls, parks and recreation centers will remain closed for one month. No hotel would host a wedding party while wedding ceremonies in homes will not be allowed to host more than 25 guests.

In addition to this, only 50 persons are allowed to attend funerals in the district. Magistrates have been appointed to enforce the lockdown orders in the district.

According to Deputy Commissioner Mirpur, tough decisions have to be taken in view of the increasing cases of Corona virus.

Pakistan Coronavirus Situation

It is pertinent to mention here that, Pakistan reported 36 deaths due to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the national death toll to 12,896.

NCOC said that 1,392 fresh infections were reported in a single day taking that total number of confirmed cases to 581,365.

In the past 24 hours, as many as 1,094 patients have recovered from the virus in a day and 1,568 patients are still in critical condition.

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