Pakistan’s federal capital has emerged as one of the hotspots of coronavirus in the country with 343 reported COVID-19 cases, with the tally likely to cross 1,000 by the end of May.
The administration sealed I-10 sector in the capital after 36 coronavirus cases were reported in the locality on Thursday. The Pakistani army had earlier helped the administration cordon off some other localities, including Bara Kahu and Shahzad Town, to prevent the spread of the virus.
“The number of cases are increasing rapidly in Islamabad due to the ease in lockdown restrictions,” Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat, deputy commissioner of Islamabad, told Arab News on Friday.
The complete list of corona patient sector vise is mention below:
Here is the detail of positive cases in Islamabad sorted area wise. 343 positive. 44 recovered. 5811 suspects were negative. All cases responded. Highest testing ratio in Pak. All contacts traced. All international passengers were quarantined/tested. Alhamdolillah 🇵🇰💚 pic.twitter.com/q899G7ISlv— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) May 1, 2020
He said these restrictions were relaxed in the city after April 15, following a government decision to allow businesses and factories to resume their operations during specific hours.
“On the basis of available data, we can safely predict that the number [of COVID-19 cases] will jump over 1,000 by the end of the month,” he said.
“This is the price we are paying for relaxing the restrictions.”
However, the deputy commissioner continued that the mortality rate in the capital was 0.4 percent, adding that there was “nothing to worry about.”