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Lahore: Several areas of city to be completely locked down for 15 days due to coronavirus pandemic

Finally Government of Punjab decides to initiate ‘selective’ lockdown in Lahore due to high number of corona cases.

lockdown in LahoreThis has taken the provincial tally to 53,721 - OyeYeah News
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Several areas of Lahore have been put under complete lockdown for 15 days from midnight tomorrow due to a rapid increase in coronavirus cases.

These areas include:
1. Shahdra
2. Nistar Ground
3. Allama Iqbal Town
4. Lahore Cantt
5. Walled City
6. Mozang
7. Shad Bagh
8. Harbanspura
9. Gulberg

According to the Punjab Minister for Health Dr. Yasmin Rashid, more than 300 cases had been recorded in each of these areas which led to the decision to enforce a lockdown was taken there.

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While, pharmacies, tandoors, and dairy shops will remain open in these areas and so will any factories that are making protective equipment.

“These areas will be locked down for at least two weeks and then we will observe the results”, she added.

The province of Punjab has reported another 1,537 cases in the past 24 hours.

This has taken the provincial tally to 53,721.

62 new deaths have also been reported from the province, taking the provincial tally to 1,031. This makes Punjab the first province to cross 1,000 deaths.

 

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.