The list of areas in Lahore, Islamabad that have been declared as ‘virus hotspots’
Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid announced that the provincial government has decided to seal areas in Lahore.
The CEO of Pakistan’s National IT Board, Shabahat Ali Shah shared a map of the current coronavirus hotspots in Lahore. Seeing the map, it is safe to say that the spread of the novel virus in the city is quite extensive.
Current HotSpots status in Lahore. Disease spread in Lahore is rampant. Provincial government is locking down various sectors based on this IMAGE!… Lahore please stay indoors!!@NationalITBoard @Asad_Umar @PakPMO @nhsrcofficial @MoitOfficial pic.twitter.com/Vj2oKyn6LZ
— Shabahat Ali Shah (@ShabahatAShah) June 15, 2020
Previously, Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid announced that the provincial government has decided to seal areas in Lahore. The city has become a virus epicenter, with thousands of new cases emerging daily.
As part of a strategy to control spread in Lahore,where incidence of #coronavirus is really high,areas identified as hot spots will be smart locked to prevent spread,sans units pertaining to medical & food supplies
Close observation of results will determine duration of lockdown pic.twitter.com/gWxILpBxVA
— Dr. Yasmin Rashid (@Dr_YasminRashid) June 15, 2020
These virus hotspots will be sealed for two weeks, however, food stores, departmental stores, and medical stores will remain open. The provincial government has taken this much-needed step after the central government hinted that the cases might reach 1.2 million by the end of July if the same situation continues.
The National IT Board’s CEO shared that the map from the NCOC platform that has helped the government of Punjab to identify the virus hotspots and take the needed steps to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Following spots in Islamabad have also been declared as virus hotspots:
- Sector I-8
- Sector I-10
اسلام آباد میں بڑھتے ہوئے کیسس کی وجہ سے ہم سیکٹر آئی – 8 ( یہاں ایک دن میں دو سو کیسس نکلے ہیں ) اور سیکٹر آئی -10 ( یہاں ٹوٹل چار سو کیسس ہو چکے ہیں ) کو سیل کرنے کا پلان بنا رہے ہیں ۔ آگئے 24 گھنٹوں میں نوٹیفیکیشن ایشو ہو سکتا ہے ۔
— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) June 16, 2020
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