Authorities Consider Imposing Complete Lockdown In Lahore

Authorities Consider Imposing Complete Lockdown In Lahore

Due to the constant increase in coronavirus cases, authorities are in view of imposing a complete lockdown in Lahore for one or two weeks.

In this respect, a proposal will be forwarded at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) meeting today (Monday). A final decision will be taken after approval from the NCOC and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The third wave of coronavirus has gripped Pakistan as 4,584 new coronavirus cases are reported in the last 24 hours and the positivity ratio is 10.29%.

According to NCOC data, 58 more people lost their lives in the last 24 hours due to the coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 15,501.

Around 3,135 patients across Pakistan have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 6,34,835.

The Punjab health department stated that markets are already being closed at 6 pm to control the spread of coronavirus.

A meeting of the Punjab Cabinet sub-committee was also held regarding the ongoing virus situation under the chairpersonship of Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid.

The committee expressed concern over the worsening condition of the third wave of the Coronavirus across Punjab.

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During the meeting, the committee recommended strict measures in cities with positive cases greater than 15%.