Nine areas in capital sealed after Covid-19 outbreak

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The capital administration has sealed nine areas in the capital following massive outbreaks of Covid-19. In addition, 295 new cases of Covid-19 and four more deaths were reported

A notification issued from the office of the district magistrate said that Huawei Tech, Saudi Pak Tower in Blue Area, the Pakistan Sports Board, Gulraigan in Chattha Bakhtawar, Street 13-C in the National Police Foundation in E-11/4, Street 26 and sub-street 110 in I-10/4, Street 111 in G-9/4, Street 54 in G-7/2, Block No.6 in PWD Colony and Street 62 in G-6/4 have been sealed and the police, Rangers and army have been asked to cordon off these areas for public safety.

Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Hamza Shafqaat said these are high density areas where people have not been following standard operating procedures, but added that only streets were sealed as part of a ‘smart lockdown’ policy.

Six cases of Covid-19 were reported from the PSB, and the patients met with a number of people, he said. Huawei Tech was also sealed after the office was examined and disinfected, and a decision would be made on whether to reopen it.

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