7 More Areas In Lahore To Be Locked Down Till June 30
The Punjab government has announced that seven more areas in the provincial capital will be locked down till June 30, to counter the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The areas which will be sealed off from midnight include Gulshan-e-Ravi, Faisal Town, Gulberg, Model Town, DHA, and Garden Town. These areas will be closed completely from midnight.
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, while addressing a press conference in Lahore, said that the main reason to seal the aforementioned areas was to halt the surging number of coronavirus cases in the province since the standard operating procedures (SOPs) were continuously being violated in the respective areas.
“Hopefully, if SOPs are implemented in a week, there will be a clear reduction in coronavirus cases. The government is trying its level best to ensure the presence of economic activities. We are fulfilling our responsibility but the people are also responsible in combating the contagious disease,” the minister stressed.
Earlier, the provincial government had imposed a complete lockdown in seven areas of the city – Shahdra, Shad Bagh, Mazang, Harbanspura, Old Lahore, Nishtar Ground, and Cantt.