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Deputy Commissioner Islamabad contracts coronavirus

Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat has contracted coronavirus.

The development comes as the federal capital reports surge in COVID-19 cases.

DC shared his health update in a tweet on Sunday.

“I have tested positive for covid -19. Request for prayers,” he said.


DC Shafqaat also cited a ” family wedding function” as the source of the spread of the virus which has also infected his parents.


Islamabad on Monday has reported 371 new COVID-19 infections and two more deaths.

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Furthermore, new restrictions have been imposed in the federal capital in view of the rapidly rising coronavirus cases. 

The deputy commissioner after revealing himself COVID-19 positive a notification of the lockdown in certain areas of Islamabad.

It was a day earlier when the district administration in the capital made wearing face masks mandatory for all citizens for the next two months.

Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad, Hamza Shafqat made the announcement saying, “Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been put in place for the implementation of the rule.”

Keep in mind earlier the third wave of coronavirus has started in Pakistan.  The country is witnessing a surge in positive COVID-19 cases on daily basis.

While legal action under Section 188 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) will be taken against those found not wearing a mask.

According to APP, 152 people tested positive in the areas being sealed in the last 24 hours. In the city overall, 345 people tested positive, according to a March 13 report by the government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Saman Siddiqui

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