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Smart lockdown imposed in several areas of Rawalpindi

At least ten areas in Rawalpindi on Sunday have been put under smart lockdown in the wake of increasing coronavirus cases.

According to details, the lockdown has been imposed in Adiala Road, Mohalla Gulshan, Hashmi Colony and other localities.

The decision was taken after Pakistan reported 149 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 756,285. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 16,243.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 6,127 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 7,430 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,551 in Sindh, 2,867 in KP, 636 in Islamabad, 433 in Azad Kashmir, 223 in Balochistan, and 103 in GB.

Furthermore, 272,197 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 267,572 in Punjab, 105,438 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 69,556 in Islamabad, 20,822 in Balochistan, 15,524 in Azad Kashmir and 5,176 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 11,144,367 coronavirus tests and 71,836 in the last 24 hours. 659,483 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,446 patients are in critical condition. 

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