Coronavirus: Driving license operations suspended in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Driving license branch in the federal capital was shut down today (Tuesday) due to the rising infections of the novel coronavirus.

According to a statement, “The license branch has been closed for the citizens with immediate effect due to the increasing COVID-19 cases.” Meanwhile, two schools in Sector G-11-2 and G-7-3 of Islamabad have also been sealed.

Earlier on Saturday, the local administration decided to reimpose a ‘mini smart lockdown’ in various areas after an increase in Covid-19 cases was reported.

According to national health services (NHS) ministry, teams of the District Health Office (DHO) carried out surveillance in different sectors and observed that coronavirus cases were rising in streets 38, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 and Sawan Road in G-10/4.

A similar trend was seen in streets 25 and 29 in I-8/2 and streets 85 and 89 in G-9/4, the order said. In this regard, the local administration imposed smart lockdown in ten streets of three sectors including G-9/4, G-10/4 and I-8/2.

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