LAHORE: Smart lockdown has been imposed in COVID-19 hotspots in seven cities of Punjab after showing positive results in curbing the virus spread in the province.
The smart lockdown strategy will be imposed in several cities including Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, and Rawalpindi.
Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman issued a notification announcing lockdown for two weeks from Thursday midnight to 24th July.
In Lahore, the areas that would go under smart lockdown included A2 Society, commercial area of Chungi Amar Sandhu, EME block Township, Johar Town Green city, Government Servants Housing Scheme, Wapda Town.
In Faisalabad, Waris Pura Chowk, D-Type Colony Mandi quarters Allama Iqbal Colony, Raza Abad and Raza Garden, Eden Gardens, Abdullah Garden, Al-Najaf Colony, Madina Town, Amna Abad, Nisar Colony, Muslim Town block B and I and People’s Colony 1 will face restriction on movement.
All roads leading to Lahore Road, Naya Bazar, Masjid Bazar, road leading from the Church to Nishat Cinema Chowk and other areas will remain shut for the period.
In Multan, Hoor Banaspati Mills, SNGPL Residential Colony, Custom Office Colony Kalma Chowk will remain shut in Multan during the smart lockdown,
Meanwhile, in Sialkot, Tauseef Market near Fawara Chowk, Tehsil Daska, Al Yousuf Plaza, Qayum Street Shahabpura, and Muzaffarpur areas and Roras Road will go under lockdown.
A smart lockdown will also be imposed in Rawalpindi. The area that will be restricted includes Dhoke Khabba, Gulistan Colony, Range Road area, and Lane 4 PI Colony.
In Gujrat, Mouladad Colony, Khursheed Colony, Gujrat Colony, Muslim Pura, and Staff Galla, Gujrat City will be under lockdown, whereas in Gujranwala, Wapda Town, People’s Colony W, X, Y and Z blocks will be sealed.