In view of the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Lahore, the government of Punjab has imposed smart lockdowns on 17 more localities in the city.
The areas where smart lockdowns have been imposed are Canal View, Askari 10, Gilani Street, Nadirabad, DHA Phase-I, DHA Phase-I J, Street no 71/2, Sector E, Street no 66, Phase-III, Main Service Lane, Khyaban-e-Iqbal, DHA Phase-II Z, Street no 35, Sector S, Main Service Lane, Ghazi Road, Sui Gas Society’s areas such as Street No 14-B, DHA Phase-V, Main Service Road Block, Street No 18, Sector X, GOR-II, from House No 679 to 685, Karim Block, Allama Iqbal Town, DHA Phase-7, Street No 1, Nain Sukh, House No S-13 and Link-II, Avenue 13, from House No 700 to 703. However, the district administration has failed to restrict the free movement of people in the areas that came under the lockdowns on Monday as people are roaming around without any hindrance. Grocery stores, general stores, atta chakkies, shops selling fruits and vegetables and petrol pumps in these areas will remain open from 9 AM to 7 PM. However, all shopping malls, restaurants and offices will remain closed. The area residents will only be allowed restricted movement. Similarly, there will be a ban on all kinds of mass gatherings in these areas. People from other localities will not be allowed to enter these 17 areas where lockdowns have been imposed. The lockdowns took effect from 12 AM on Sunday night. However, barriers could not be placed at the entry and exit points of these areas. Similarly, police personnel are still to be deployed at the entry and exit points of these areas.