Watch: How is the government protecting Islamabad’s slums from the COVID-19 threat?

The slums in F-6, F-7, G-7, and other areas in Islamabad have been sprayed with disinfectant so that the virus can be eradicated.

Coronavirus cases in the federal capital are lower than in other major cities in Pakistan.

According to the city administration, security and preventive measures are the main reasons  of containing the virus in the city.

The Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad, Hamza Shafqat, said mosques in the city are also being closely monitored. The Lal Masjid in G-6 has been sealed for violating government orders, while a mosque in F-7 was also sealed when the tests of eight people, including the Imam of the mosque, came out as positive.

Slums and it’s Residents

The DC added, the administration’s focus is primarily on the city’s slums and its residents. He said, since routine sanitation is not satisfactory in settlements, there is a fear that it would be difficult to control if the virus spread in these areas.

Hamza Shafqat told The Independent Urdu, “The slums in F-6, F-7, G-7, and other areas in Islamabad have been sprayed with disinfectant so that the virus can be eradicated. Moreover, rations were distributed by Islamabad administration according to the lists of residents they had.”

So far, three deaths have been reported from the coronavirus in Islamabad, while there are 297 positive cases. The city has the highest number of the coronavirus tests compared to other cities, and fewer positive cases.

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