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Elite Housing Areas And Tablighi Jamaat Account For Majority Of Coronavirus Cases In Lahore

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Of the 116 cases of Coronavirus in Lahore, the majority of cases are either from individuals who belonged to the Tablighi Jamaat religious group or live in the upscale Defence and Cantt areas.

According to Nisar Ahmed, director operations at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), people from these “posh areas” are more likely to have had a travel history during which they contracted the virus.

Meanwhile, 28 of the 116 cases in Lahore have been traced to the gathering of the Tablighi Jamaat in Lahore’s Raiwind area.

The director operations at PDMA explained that residents of the posh DHA and Cantt areas have flouted social distancing rules. “They are stubbornly continuing their kitty parties even today” stated Nisar Ahmed.
The Punjab government has confirmed that it is now using cellphone data to track the movements of people so as to help contain the Coronavirus outbreak.

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