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Pakistan

Islamabad to undergo ‘mini’ lockdown on COVID-19 hotspots on Sunday

In the first phase, the areas which will be put under a "mini" lockdown include G-9/4, G-10/4, I-8/2 and NPF.
Published October 10, 2020

A mini lockdown will be imposed in hotspots of the federal capital starting Sunday morning, a notification from Ministry of National Health and Services said on Saturday.

As per the notification, In the first phase, the areas which will be put under a "mini" lockdown include G-9/4, G-10/4, I-8/2 and NPF. The health office said that a few streets of the above areas will be sealed "for now" to curtail the spread of the virus.

Several teams conducted COVID-19 surveillance activities in different sectors and observed that cases are increasing in street number 38, 44, 45, 46, 47, and 48 and on Sawan road adjacent to street 48, in sector G-10/4.

"Street numbers 25 and 29 in sector I-8/2 and street numbers 85 and 89 of sector G-9/4 have the same trend of increasing COVID-19 cases," it said.

A lockdown was recommended amid current developments. If a timely lockdown is imposed in these locations, it will help reduce the transmission in these streets and other sectors of Islamabad.

It urged people to cooperate with health officials and with the security personnel during the lockdown period.

Islamabad has so far registered 17,210 coronavirus infections, 188 deaths and 16,279 recoveries from the pandemic.

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