Pakistan Friday confirmed 78 more deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases surged to 223,728. The nationwide tally of fatalities has increased to 4,592, However number of recovered covid Patients surpassed than the active covid cases in Pakistan.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center, 4,087 persons have been tested positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours.
Till now 90,721 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 78,956 in Punjab, 27,506 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10,666 in Balochistan, 13,195 in Islamabad, 1,524 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,160 in Azad Kashmir.
Moreover, all commercial areas of Khayaban-e-Rahat in Defence will remain completely closed, whereas, business centres in Clifton Block 4 and 5 will remain closed. The Bath Island area will undergo a complete lockdown.
The areas of Kharadar under lockdown include Machhi Miani Market and Khori Garden, whereas, Dolly Khata, Shoe Market, Hari Masjid and Jilani Masjid areas in Garden West and Bazarta line in Saddar will also be sealed undergo a lockdown from today.
Under the imposition of the complete lockdown, denizens will not be allowed to leave the house or roam outdoors without a mask and will not be permitted to leave the house without a legitimate reason.
Only one person in the household will be allowed to buy items of daily use by showing his/her ID card, the notification said. In case of emergency, only one caregiver will be allowed to go out with the patient. Additionally, pillion riding and all sorts of public transport will be banned.
With all businesses and shops closed, except grocery and medical stores, industries in virus-affected areas will also remain shut and hotels, restaurants, takeaways and food delivery in the identified areas will remain suspended .
The deputy commissioners will be responsible for implementing the lockdown in the areas and those found violating the lockdown will face action in accordance with the law.