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Punjab Govt Decides To Impose Lockdown In Several Areas Of Lahore

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Punjab government on Monday announced imposition of a complete lockdown in some parts of Lahore. The decision has been taken in view of the rising Covid cases in the city.

Addressing a press conference, Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid said that the lockdown will begin on midnight Monday. Grocery stores and pharmacies will be exempted from the lockdown. The areas which are to be locked down include Shahdra, Shad Bagh, Harbanspura, Allama Iqbal Town, Mazang, Old Lahore, Nishtar Town, Cantt, Gulberg

The minister called on the people to follow the coronavirus standard operating procedures to help contain the spread. She further said that a ‘special strategy’ has been formed for areas of Lahore which have reported surges in coronavirus cases.

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