Several areas of Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi have been placed under Smart lockdown due to rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases according to a notification issued by the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department.
According to the notification, the smart lockdown needs to be implemented in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan to curb the spread of the coronavirus in these cities.
The following areas in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan are being placed under smart lockdown:
Smart lockdown areas in Lahore:
New Muslim Town
Raza, Sikandar and Umar blocks of Iqbal Town
Garden Town (Certain Blocks)
DHA Phase 1 (Sector A)
DHA Phase 6 (Sector L, Sector A)
Some areas of Gulshan-e-Rizvi
Smart lockdown areas in Rawalpindi:
Military Foundation University, New Lalazar
Government Girls High School, Kahuta
Smart lockdown areas in Multan:
Kaluni / Khairabad Patrol
Khawajaabad / Multan Court
The notification also said that all markets, shopping malls, restaurants and offices in these areas will remain closed until the ban is lifted and there would be strict restrictions on public gatherings as well.
Grocery stores, fruits & vegetable shops, tandoors and petrol pumps in these areas will be allowed to remain open all week long from 9am to 7pm while milk shops, fish & meat shops will be allowed to operate from 7am to 7pm throughout the week.
However, all medical facilities which include hospitals, clinics, pharmacies would be allowed to remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week according to the notification.
During the last 24 hours, there are 400 cases of coronavirus reported in Punjab taking the provincial tally to 107,329.