Seven more areas of Lahore sealed after increase in Covid-19 cases

According to the statement released on Saturday, Punjab’s Ministry of Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department has decided to sealed seven more areas of Lahore. The closed areas are Block F Kota Johar, Block Asif Kota Allama Iqbal, Block A Gulshan-i-Ravi, Block C near UET Lahore, and several roads from Gol Bagh, Shadbagh and Jalan Sultan Mahmood.

Police and district authorities set up barricades for two weeks and circulated instructions. On how to implement standard operating procedures among traffickers and communities. Police restrict the movement of people in locked areas.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 claim the lives of 19 other patients in Punjab in the past 24 hours, for a total of 5,184 deaths.

The total number of confirmed cases of infection stood at 166,776. After an additional 534 people tested positive for the virus during the same period. Furthermore, 301 new infections have reported in Lahore, according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Health.

In addition, he said the department had conducted 16,130 Covid-19 tests in Punjab in the past 24 hours. While 644 patients with the virus made a full recovery during the same period.

Read more: India reports biggest increase in COVID-19 in three weeks

In the past days, Healthcare Department had made a smart lockdown in some areas

On February 16, Punjab’s Ministry of Primary and Secondary Health has decided to make a smart lockdown in seven neighborhood areas of Lahore. Those are following the high number of coronavirus cases in the area.

The areas to be sealed include Askari X, Defense Phase II and III, Sarwar Colony, and Shad Bagh, according to the announcement. The order takes two weeks.

The entrances and exits to the neighborhood are closed and people are advised not to leave their homes without masks.

Shopping centers, schools, restaurants, and offices of these areas also close. The hold will remain in effect for two weeks. After that, health authorities will review the situation related to the coronavirus.

You can get the latest updates about coronavirus cases from this link.

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