The Islamabad areas of Sector F-11/1, Sector I-8/4 and Sector I-10/2 were sealed from Sunday’s night after the confirmation of 51, 53 and 48 Covid-19 cases there, respectively.
Commercial areas and amusements parks in the capital will be “completely locked down” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Islamabad deputy commissioner said, adding that more areas were expected to be sealed amid the prevalence of the UK Covid variant.
Other restrictions announced for the city include:
Permissions issued for holding all functions, festivals and gatherings stand withdrawn. Any kind of indoor activity is not allowed. Outdoor functions are allowed only for two hours with less than 300 people.
Offices are not allowed to call more than 50 per cent of their staff. Any violation in any premises of social distancing or mask-wearing will lead to it being sealed.
Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced on Twitter, requesting prayers from his followers.