Punjab chief secretary approves to seal 33 localities across province
LAHORE (City News) – Punjab Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik has approved to seal 33 localities across the province including eight areas of Lahore, Dunya News reported on Tuesday.
It has been decided to strictly implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) to counter novel coronavirus. Jawad Rafique Malik stressed that action will be taken against the violators.
According to details, 96,229 houses and 1.69 million population will be put under lockdown in all blocks of Gulberg (I, II, III), Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Faisal Town, Garden Town and interior Lahore Walled City.
The commissioner office told that 3,613 covid-19 cases have been reported in these localities. Section 144 has also been imposed to force the residents to follow SOPs.
Akbari Mandi, Shah Alam Market and grocery stores will remain open while all the shopping malls will be closed.
So far, 1403 cases have been surfaced in DHA, 736 in Gulberg, 659 in Model Town, 188 in Faisal Town, 238 in Garden Town, 212 in Gulshan Ravi and 170 in Walled City.