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Punjab govt imposes smart lockdown in four cities of province

Punjab govt imposes smart lockdown in four cities of province
July 21, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – The Punjab government has imposed smart lockdown in four cities of the province due to outbreak of novel coronavirus. According to a notification issued by the primary and secondary healthcare department secretary, smart lockdown has been imposed in different areas of Sialkot, Wah Cantt, Gujrat and Gujranwala. Shops of essential commodities will remain open in the areas for the convenience of the masses.  However, the cities will face restrictions on movement under smart lockdown strategy. Sialkot: The Sialkot areas that would go under smart lockdown include Ghazipur and Kalan Ladhar Gujranwala: In Gujranwala, Nandipur, Aroop town and Qila Didar Singh will face restriction on movement. Gujrat: Mohalla Kalupura, Chah Trang, village Madina Syddan will remain shut during the smart lock down. Wah Cantt: Ward-3, Ward-8 and Union Council Sarai Kala will go under lockdown in Wah Cantt. Earlier, a 15-day smart lockdown has been imposed in the seven different cities of Punjab which will commence from Friday and last till July 15. The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) issued a notification under the Punjab Infectious Diseases Ordinance 2020 about enforcement of lockdown in Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat and Rawalpindi, till July 24, 2020 midnight. In Lahore, seven areas were sealed to contain the spread of coronavirus. The areas to be sealed include A2 Block Township, DHA, EME Society, Wapda Town, Johar Town, C Block, Main Bazar Chungi Amar Sidhu, Punjab Government Scheme and Green City. “All markets, shopping malls, restaurants, offices (public and private) shall remain closed in these areas,” read the notification about Lahore. “There shall be a complete ban on movement of people to and from these areas by public and private transport except for limited movement of one person per vehicle to and from the exempted facilities.” The notification further stated that there shall also be a complete ban on gatherings of all kinds for social, religious, or any other purpose at any place, public or private throughout these areas.