NCOC identifies 92 hotspots in 20 cities: Asad

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Sunday said that with the use of technology, the National Command and Operation Centre has thus far identified 92 coronavirus hotspots in 20 cities, which cover 40% of all active cases.
Speaking to the media, Umar said that a lockdown in these areas would affect only 3% of the country’s total population. He said relevant information regarding these areas, which are the worst hit by the pandemic, had been disseminated to the respective provinces. “A smart lockdown in these hotspots can stop the spread of the pandemic,” he said, adding: “Following the SOPs (standard operating procedures) is essential to prevent the spread of coronavirus.