MUZAFFARABAD (92 News) – Complete lockdown was imposed in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) for three weeks to tackle novel coronavirus outbreak.
The notification of the lockdown was issued after the approval from AJK President Masood Khan.
According to the notification, the AJK was completely lockdown after orders.
On the other hand, the number of novel coronavirus cases has risen to 803 with 147 more COVID-19 cases reported in the country over the last 24 hours.
352 cases have been surfaced in Sindh, 225 in Punjab, 108 in Balochistan, 31 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 71 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 15 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
So far a total of six coronavirus-related deaths
have been reported while five patients have recovered.
Earlier, heavy contingents of police and Rangers have been deployed across the Sindh as the province observes first day of complete ban on peoples’ movement due to coronavirus
It is pertinent to mention here that the complete lockdown is imposed across the province for 15-days. During the lockdown, the people’s movement banned.
However, bakeries, milk shops and medical stores are open while the families have to take permission from area’s SHO before holding funeral prayers.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had announced a lockdown across the province starting midnight for the next 15 days to stem the spread of coronavirus.
“There shall be a complete ban on movement of people including Intercity or Interprovincial travel or gatherings of any kind for social, religious, or any other purpose at any place, public or private, including all offices, public or private situated within the territorial limits of province of Sindh,” a notification issued by the home department read.
Many held over violating lockdown in Malir
Malir police rounded up many citizens over violating lockdown enforced by the Sindh government in the province, amid COVID-19 outbreak.
According to the SSP, 139 people were allowed to go to their homes after detention of four hours over violations in Malir. 24 cases were registered against the violators in the area.
A case was registered against lawbreakers in a move when a patient was being moved to medical facility in an ambulance along with eight attendants.