KP govt imposes smart lockdown in parts of 16 districts

Staff Reporter

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has imposed smart lockdown in 245 places of 16 districts of the province over surging corona virus positivity rate.

The smart lockdown has been imposed in the affected areas of the province as per directives of Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz in order to curb spread of the corona pandemic.

The chief secretary has issued directives to all district administrations to enforce smart lockdown in the affected areas, if such step becomes necessary, in the best interest of people to prevent spread of Covid 19.

He has further asked the district admonitions to ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were strictly observed and added that no compromise would be made over violation of these notified precautionary measures against the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the Performance Management and Reforms Unit has received a detailed report on Corona SOPs implementation which reflected imposition of lockdown at 245 affected places in 16 districts of the province.

According to the report, 30,816 people, including 635 infected people, had been restricted to their houses to stop further spread of the disease.

It says that elaborate arrangements had been made for vaccinating people against corona and added that 69 vaccination mobile teams had been constituted in the affected areas and those teams vaccinated a total of 2,601 people in addition to 12,042 people who had already been inoculated.

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