Pakistan: Complete National Lockdown Expected From Monday

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

20th Mar, 2021. 06:11 pm
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Amidst the ongoing third wave of the deadly novel Coronavirus in Pakistan, a complete national lockdown is expected from Monday, March 22 across the country.

According to sources, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed expects a complete national lockdown in Pakistan as the third wave of COVID19 is going berserk in Pakistan.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has released a video statement regarding complete lockdown in the country.

He has denied the news and said that it is possible the government may impose strict restrictions in the coming days.

“I did not say at all that a lockdown will begin on Monday. False reports attributed to me have been circulating,” he began to see in the video.

Rasheed further added, “I did not speak of a complete, nationwide lockdown at all. So I wish to say to everyone, this is a false report being circulated.”

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Coronavirus vaccination centres will remain closed on Sundays and Public holidays in Pakistan.

This has been announced by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday (today).

An official statement has been released in which the NCOC has advised the citizens not to visit the centres on Sundays and Public holidays.

The statement reads, “The decision has been made to provide relief to the vaccine administrators and healthcare workers”.

“Vaccine administrators and healthcare workers have been engaged in the national service for day and night”

Moreover, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has warned that the influx of coronavirus patients in hospitals is seen.

He was addressing media in Islamabad on Saturday. He warned that the situation can go worse if people continue to violate coronavirus SOPs.

“Currently the hospitals across the country are dealing with the influx of COVID-19 patients,” he said.

Dr Faisal Sultan also hinted at an increasing number of cases in Punjab. He urged people to completely follow health-related SOPs. He said that it is our responsibility to wear masks in public places. 

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