Its Final Now : Punjab Govt to Impose complete ‘Selective Lockdown’ in these Areas of Lahore After Midnight

The Punjab government has decided to impose a complete lockdown in some areas of Lahore due to rising coronavirus cases being reported from the provincial capital, confirmed Health Minister Yasmin Rashid on Monday.

“Many areas of Lahore will be shut down 12am onwards from tomorrow,” said the minister during a press conference. She added that the areas that will experience a complete lockdown include Shahdra, Shad Bagh and Harnispura.

Meanwhile, some areas in Gulberg will also be closed completely and some societies in Lahore’s Iqbal Town as well.

“Food stores and pharmacies will remain open in these areas,” clarified the minister, adding that the areas will undergo a complete lockdown for at least two weeks. She added that these areas will be reopened after t the situation is assessed.

Dr Rashid once again urged people to follow the government’s announced standard operating procedures to stop the spread of the virus. She added that the virus can be stemmed by 50% just by wearing a mask. 

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