Bangash hints at complete lockdown if number of Covid cases increased

Staff Reporter

Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Higher Education, Kamaran Bangash on Thursday said if number of Covid-19 patients exceeded from 70 to 80 percent at hospitals, a complete lockdown could be imposed in the province.

The third wave of Covid-19, he said, was much dangerous and if the ratio of cases increased then some difficult decisions could be taken as per the situation.

However, he said stern restrictions have been imposed in the province by deciding to close all the bazaars by 08:00 p.m.

In a media statement he said a notification has already been issued by the KP Home Department regarding closure of commercial businesses by 08:00p.m. That would strictly be implemented.

Nine districts with high coronavirus rate including Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi, Swat, Lower Dir, Malakand, Abbottabad and Charsadda have been specified for strict compliance of SOPs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In other districts too where the coronavirus ratio exceeded from 10 percent, educational institutions would be closed to counter the further spread of the virus.

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