LAHORE (Dunya News) – Punjab government has imposed a smart lockdown in 15 more areas of the provincial capital in a bid to curb spread of the virus.
According to a notification issued by Primary and Secondary Health Care Department, the smart lockdown will remain intact in the localities until 7th of May.
Various areas of Allama Iqbal Town, Aziz Bhatti, Gulberg Town, Data Ganj Bakhsh and Lahore Cantt have been put under the smart lockdown.
Markets, shopping malls, restaurants and public and private offices shall remain closed with certain exceptions while there will be a complete ban on movement of person to and from these areas by public and private transport except for limited movement of one person per vehicle to and from the exempted facilities.
All kinds of social, religious or any other form of gatherings will be completely banned.
On the other hand, Deaths from Covid-19 has crossed 17,000 mark in Pakistan as number of positive cases surges to 795,627.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 5,611 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 7,964 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,593 in Sindh, 3,103 in KP, 660 in Islamabad, 461 in Azad Kashmir, 232 in Balochistan, and 104 in GB.