The government of Punjab has enforced smart lockdown in four cities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A notification has been issued in this regard, announcing enforcement of smart lockdown in areas of Sialkot, Rawalpindi, Gujrat, and Gujranwala till July 27.
The areas being placed under smart lockdown are as follows:
Sialkot: Chak Kalan Ladhar and Town Ghazipur
Rawalpindi: W-3 Wah Cantt, W-8 Wah Cantt and UC Saray e Kala
Gujrat: Muhallah Kalapura, Chah Taringh, Gujrat City and Village Madina Sayedan
Gujranwala: Nandipur Town, Aroop and Qila Didar Singh
According to the notification, all markets, restaurants, malls, and offices in the areas will remain closed while grocery shops will be allowed to open from 9 am to 7 pm. Pharmacies and medical services will continue to be open 24 hours a day.
Furthermore, the province has reported less than 300 cases for the first time since May 22.
According to the government’s database on coronavirus, Punjab has reported 253 new COVID-19 cases, taking the provincial total to 90,444.
Province has also reported seven additional fatalities taking the death toll to 2,090. More than 66,000 people have recovered from the virus in the province.