Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar in a statement on Monday has said that there has been a “prominent reduction” in the number of coronavirus cases reported from areas placed under smart lockdown.
Taking it to social media, CM Buzdar said that 10 to 15 coronavirus hotspots were sealed according to the prime minister’s ‘smart lockdown strategy’ which had resulted in a lower number of infections in the province.
“Random sampling also showed encouraging results. Many areas have been completely reopened”, he added.
The chief minister said that it has been “proven” that the spread of the virus is reduced in areas where people follow SOPs issued by the government.
اب یہ ثابت ہو چکا ہے کہ جہاں عوام کی جانب سے حکومت کے دئیے گئے SOPs پر سختی سے عملدرآمد کیا جاتا ہے وہاں وائرس کا پھیلاؤ کم ہو جاتا ہے— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) July 6, 2020
امید ہے کہ شہری اس جنگ میں انتظامیہ کا ساتھ دیں گے اور SOPs پر عمل کر کے وائرس کے پھیلاؤ کو کم کرنے میں مدد کریں گے.#TogetherWeCan #COVID19 2/2
Meanwhile, on Monday, Punjab has recorded 646 new Covid-19 cases, according to the government’s database on coronavirus.
With new COVID-19 reported cases the provincial tally has surged to 81,963.
The province has also reported 13 more deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,884.
More than 45,000 people have recovered from the virus in Punjab, according to the portal.