Authorities have sealed several areas across the country deemed as coronavirus hotspots to try and control the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan have been rising ever since the lockdown restrictions were eased across the country and businesses and markets were allowed to open.
The country has reported over 132,000 coronavirus cases along with over 2,500 fatalities due to coronavirus ever since the first case emerged in the country back in February.
Despite many experts advising the Government to implement an immediate lockdown, the government is against such action saying that the economy just can’t deal with the loss that results from such a lockdown.
Even the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a two week intermittent lockdown saying that if the government doesn’t follow its advice, the situation might get out of hand.
Read more: WHO recommends two weeks lockdown, Dr Zafar Mirza disagrees.
Right now, the government has has placed a smart lockdown in the following provinces sealing off coronavirus hotspots:
- Punjab: 844 areas have been placed under smart lockdown
- Sindh: Seven areas have been placed under smart lockdown.
- Khyber Pakthunkhwa: 414 areas have been placed under smart lockdown.
- Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK): 12 areas have been placed under smart lockdown.
- Gilgit Baltistan (GB): Five areas placed under smart lockdown.
The following information was obtained by Radio Pakistan.
Earlier, Islamabad Administration sealed Peshawar Mor and Karachi Company along with many other areas after many coronavirus cases were reported.
Read more: Islamabad to seal Peshawar Mor & Karachi Company due to coronavirus.
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