The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to seal 240 areas under smart lockdown in the province.
With the latest decision, nearly 537,010 people will be under lockdown throughout the province in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
A report sent to the KP chief secretary on Monday stated that smart lockdown has been imposed in 240 areas to curb the spread of the virus as the number of cases in the COVID-19 hotspots rise to 2,305.
According to the report, in the Malakand division, 137 affected areas have been put under a smart lockdown while in Banu, nine areas are under the stringent measures to stop the spread of the disease.
Furthermore, in Dera Ismail Khan and Hazara division, seven and 25 areas are under smart lockdown, respectively, while in Kohat and Mardan, 15 and 13 areas are observing smart lockdown.
It added in the Peshawar division, around 34 areas are observing the lockdown measures.
After receiving the report, the chief secretary urged the people to cooperate with the administration during this time.