Lockdown to be imposed in areas of Lahore with highest new cases

As cases reach new high is Pakistan, the government of Punjab has decided to completely lockdown several areas of Lahore for two weeks. Speaking at a press conference, Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid said that the areas will be under lockdown from midnight Monday. Food stores and pharmacies are to remain open in these areas.

The areas to be locked down are:

  • Shahdra
  • Nishtar Ground
  • Allama Iqbal Town
  • Lahore Cantt
  • Walled city
  • Mozang
  • Shad Bagh
  • Harbanspura
  • Gulberg

Dr Yasmin Rashid urged people to follow the government’s announced standard operating procedures to stop the spread of the virus and said the government has devised a ‘special strategy’ for areas of the provincial capital from where spikes in coronavirus cases have been observed.

Source: Express Tribune