Punjab govt imposes smart lockdown in few areas of Lahore

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On Thursday, the Punjab government imposed a smart lockdown in a few areas of Lahore identified as the coronavirus hotspot areas owing to “a constant increase in positivity percentage and prevalence of COVID-19” in Punjab over the last two weeks.

According to the notification, all markets, shopping malls, restaurants, offices (public and private) shall remain closed in the areas where the smart lockdown has been imposed.

A complete ban on the movement of people to and from these areas in terms of public and private transport has been instilled except for “limited movement of one person per vehicle to and from the exempted facilities.”

The Punjab government directed that there shall also be a complete ban on gatherings of all kinds throughout these areas.

The Nation