Several mahallas of Punjab were put under smart lockdown

Several mahallas of Punjab were put under smart lockdown

An old man sits outside a line of closed shops amid a lockdown in Pakistan. – AFP / File

LAHORE: In view of the steadily rising Corona virus cases in the province, several neighborhoods of Punjab were put under smart lockdown on Sunday.

As of the time of reporting, there have been about 118,000 cases of corona virus in Punjab, while about 3,000 deaths have been reported in the deadly disease.

According to a notification issued by retired Captain Muhammad Usman, Secretary, Punjab Primary and Secondary Health Care Department (P&SHD), smart lockdowns are being carried out in those areas where most of the corona virus tests have been positive.

The notification said that smart lockdown has been implemented in 26 areas of Lahore, 15 areas of Rawalpindi, seven areas of Multan, five areas of Layyah, four areas of Sargodha and Faisalabad, four areas of Gujranwala and Toba Tek Singh and two areas of Mianwali. Has been .

Lahore

Lahore’s Wapda Town, Sector C and Askari 10’s Sector D and Bahria Town’s Ghauri, Umar, Shaheen, Safari, Gul Bihar, Gul Mehr, Babar, Overseas Block were sealed.

Sectors X, Y and Z of Phase 3 of Lahore Defense Housing Authority (DHA), Sectors A and G of Phase 5, Sector D of Phase 6, and Streets 7 and 8 of Cavalry Ground were kept under lockdown. went.

Block C and D of Punjab Cooperative Housing Society, Askari 15, Tariq Block of Garden Town, Model Town and Fatehgarh were also kept under lockdown.

Restrictions

According to the notification, all shopping malls, restaurants and private and government offices in the area will remain closed under the lockdown.

Residents of the lockdown areas will have limited access and only one person may be allowed to go out in an emergency or in an emergency.

All kinds of gatherings will also be completely banned in the above areas.

However, all medical services, pharmacies, medical stores, laboratories, collection points, hospitals and clinics are open 24 hours a day.

Dairy shops, meat vendors and bakeries will be allowed to open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., while grocery stores, general stores, flour mills, fruit and vegetable sellers, non-shops, and petrol pumps will be open daily. Will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The P&SHD secretary said the smart lockdown was aimed at restricting the movement of people from areas affected by the corona virus. Capt. Usman added that in order to protect as many people as possible from the disease, there are restrictions on the neighborhoods with the highest positive rate in Covid 19.

“If left unchecked, the second wave of the deadly coronavirus could intensify,” he said, adding that only precautionary measures could prevent the spread of the infectious disease.

Find out more about the lockdown and restrictions in the notification attached below:

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