LAHORE (Dunya News) – As coronavirus cases and positivity rate continues to rise, smart lockdown has been proposed in 13 localities of the provincial capital of Punjab.
According to the proposal, the recommended areas include streets from EME Society, Block L Johar Town, Block C Green City, Shami Road, Block A Muslim Town and several other areas.
District Administration has proposed lockdown for 14 days to prevent and control the spread of coronavirus.
On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 65 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,029,811. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 23,360 on Saturday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 4,950 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 11,041 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 5,971 in Sindh, 4,456 in KP, 801 in Islamabad, 622 in Azad Kashmir, 328 in Balochistan, and 141 in GB.