Pertaining to the surging cases of COVID-19 the provincial government of Punjab has extended smart lockdown to more areas of Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujrat and Multan.
In a notification, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department said that 19 more areas of Faisalabad, four localities in Gujrat, two areas of Multan and 27 localities in Lahore have been placed under the smart lockdown.
“I, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, Government of Punjab, after the approval from the chief minister and in the exercise of powers conferred under Section 4(C), 5(1) (e) and 5(1) (f) of the Punjab infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Act 2020, do hereby order that there shall be “controlled entry and exit” in the areas of district Lahore identified as hotspots of COVID-19 diseased areas of district Lahore identified as hotspots of COVID-19 disease with immediate effect till 9th of April,” read the notification.
All the markets, shopping malls, restaurants, offices (public and private) will remain closed in these areas. There shall be a complete ban on the movement of people to and from these areas, read the notification.
Moreover, a complete ban on social, religious or any other public gathering will strictly be observed.