LAHORE (Dunya News) – A list has been finalized to lock down the streets of 32 areas in Lahore to counter novel coronavirus and will be presented in the Punjab Cabinet Committee meeting, Dunya News reported on Tuesday.
According to the divisional commissioner office sources, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar will formally approve the list in the session which will be attended by senior ministers, chief secretary, health minister, health secretary, Lahore Division commissioner, deputy commissioner, CCPO and cabinet committee members.
The decision will be made with consensus of government officers and political leaders. Following the approval, commissioner, deputy commissioner and CCPO will adopt a strategy accordingly and lock down the respective streets by midnight.
On the other hand, Pakistan has confirmed 111 deaths – highest till date – by novel coronavirus in one day as the number of positive cases has surged to 148,921. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 2,839.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 4,443 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Till now 55,878 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 55,581 in Sindh, 18,472 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8,327 in Balochistan, 8,857 in Islamabad, 1,143 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 663 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 1081 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 853 in Sindh, 707 in KP, 85 in Balochistan, 83 in Islamabad, 17 in GB and 13 in Azad Kashmir.
Pakistan has so far conducted 922,665 coronavirus tests and 25,015 in last 24 hours. 56,390 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.