Admin imposes smart lockdown in specific areas


Staff Reporter


The district administration has decided to impose smart lockdown in some areas of the provincial metropolis from Tuesday evening owing to a reported surge in coronavirus cases.
According to the administration the notification for imposing smart lockdown has been issued for Hayatabad University area, Jamrud Road, Cantt and areas adjacent to Qayyum Stadium.
It said during the smart lockdown entry and business activities in these areas would remain banned however medical stores and tandoors would be allowed to open. It further said that people violating the ban would face legal action.
The Transport Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in its ongoing operation against violation of SOPs with regard to coronavirus in public transport and terminals has imposed fines of Rs 4.5 million on 16886 vehicles, said Director Transport, Arshad Khan Afridi on Tuesday. He said the authority has sealed five transport terminals and issued stern warnings to 945 others for strict compliance of SOPs.
Afridi said the Transport Department has initiated an operation to ensure abidance of SOPs in public transport and terminals. Besides, he said a report on a daily basis was also being compiled by the department to ensure tangible results of the ongoing operation.

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