Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat has tested positive for the covid-19. He tweeted on Sunday.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19″.
He asked to people to pray for him and urged the public to take the third wave of the pandemic seriously.
The head of the National Command and Operations Center Asad Umar prayed for his recovery, acknowledging that Hamza Shafqaat tireless efforts played a “very important role” in containing the spread of the disease in the capital.
“Hope you get well soon,” he said.
Shafqaat’s parents also underwent a coronavirus test.
He appears to have caught the virus from his parents, whom he previously met.
Some areas are blocked
As cases increased in the federal capital, the deputy commissioner imposed a blockade on the F-11/1, I-8/4, and I-10/2 subsectors.
He said these people could enter and leave the sealed sector:
Medical and paramedical staff
Government and key service personnel
Medical emergency services
Food delivery staff
On Monday, the district administration sealed off two more parts of the city.
The G-10/4 and G-6/2 subsectors reportedly closed after coronavirus cases increased in the region. The entry and exit points are closed and it is advisable to stay indoors.
Here’s the government order:
The amusement park closed.
50% of employees work from home.
Indoor marriage and other ceremonies are prohibited.
Allows outdoor events with up to 300 people.
Trading activity must completed by 22:00.
NOCs issued for the ceremony will be canceled. However, pharmacies, grocery stores, bakeries and testing laboratories will remain open.
Shafqaat warned that those who do not wear masks will be fined.
Islamabad reported a total of 48,081 cases of COVID-19 and 526 deaths. 44,152 registered restorers and the federal capital have 3,403 active cases.