Seven Punjab cities, including Lahore, undergo 15-day smart lockdown
LAHORE (92 News) – A 15-day smart lockdown has been imposed in the seven different cities of Punjab which will commence from Friday (today) 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.