Complete lockdown in Islamabad from May 7, announces DC Shafqaat

10:37 PM | 6 May, 2021
Complete lockdown in Islamabad from May 7, announces DC Shafqaat

ISLAMABAD – Administration announced on Tuesday that the capital city will go under complete lockdown tomorrow (May) in order to control the spread of Covid-19 cases.

Deputy Commissioner Islamaba Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat in video shared on tweet said that public transport will be suspended after 6pm on Friday, adding that all parks, recreational places, and commercial areas will also be closed.

He urged the people to complete their necessary work as the full lockdown will be imposed in the capital.

The authorities will implement the government's mandated "Stay Home, Stay Safe" policy during Eid-ul-Fitr holiday.

COVID Situation in Pakistan

At least 108 people lost their lives due to the third wave of the novel coronavirus infection while 4,198 fresh cases have reported in the last 24 hours, National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said Thursday.

According to the latest figures from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the death toll has surged to 18,537 while the number of confirmed cases stands at 845,833.

In the past 24 hours, as many as 4,397 patients have recovered from the deadly virus while the total recoveries stand at 743,124. As of Thursday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 84,172, and the positivity rate recorded at 9.03 percent.

At least 288,680 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 312,522 in Punjab 121,728 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 77,065 in Islamabad, 22,900 in Balochistan, 17,583 in Azad Kashmir, and 5,355 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 8,809 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,691 in Sindh, 3,497 in KP, 699 in Islamabad, 494 in Azad Kashmir, 240 in Balochistan, and 107 in Gilgit Baltistan.

The health facilities across the country conducted 46,467 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 12,056,98 since the first case was reported.

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