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AJK announces smart lockdown from today

KASHMIR: The government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has announced to impose a stricter version of the smart lockdown due to the rise in the COVID-19 cases in the region.
According to a notification, traders, shopkeepers, hotel owners found violating the lockdown steps will have to pay a heavy fine.
Those going out of homes without any solid reason will be fined Rs 500 and children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to go out of their homes, the notification read.
Likewise, those above the age of 60 will be banned from leaving their homes as the virus, if contracted, impacts the old disproportionately.
It is worth to mention here that the COVID-19 cases have risen to 271 in AJK and seven people have lost their lives in different hospital of the region.
According to an official portal, 170 people have made a recovery from the COVID-19 so far. An official notification on June 1, said Azad Kashmir imposed a smart lockdown for 15 days.
According to the notification, educational institutions, shrines, playgrounds, and cinemas will remain closed, while public gatherings are also banned.
Pakistan confirmed 67 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,688 and positive cases surged to 80,463.
Around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 382,479 people and infected over 6,452,391.
According to the latest data, 3,067,598 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far. The United States has been the hardest-hit country, with 1,881,205 cases and 108,059 deaths. 
Brazil now has the second-highest number of recorded infections in the world after the United States with 558,237 cases and 31,309 fatalities with 1,262 deaths in a 24 hour period.
Over 423,741 people have infected while 5,037 people died of the virus in Russia. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world.
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