Punjab Govt to Impose Complete Lockdown in Several Areas of Lahore after Cases Spike

 Punjab Govt to Impose Complete Lockdown in Several Areas of Lahore after Cases Spike

Not long ago, when Prime Minister Imran Khan Announced to ease the Lockdown in Phases and Convert the Lockdown Planning into Smart Lockdown Planning. However, with unimaginable hustle and bustle on the roads and in Bazaars, it seems like People don’t care about their lives and of others. Punjab Govt to Impose Complete Lockdown in Several Areas of Lahore after Cases Spike.

Although, the number of CoronaVirus Cases are Surging in Punjab and all the fuss in the neighbourhood have created a Panic Situation in the Hospitals also.

In an Unprecedented Attempt of reducing the Density of CoronaVirus Patients, the Punjab Govt has finally decided to Impose a Strict Lockdown in Several Areas of Lahore following Spike in Cases.

Punjab Govt to Impose Complete Lockdown in Several Areas of Lahore

In a Press Conference, Health Minister of Punjab, Dr Yasmin Rashid said that “We will observe the results of the lockdown after two weeks and make further decisions.”

The minister said that in case there of emergency, residents can call at the helpline numbers given by the government. For ambulance services, residents can call 1122. For other emergency services, you can call 04299211136-37-38.

These areas include:
1. Shahdra
2. Nistar Ground
3. Allama Iqbal Town
4. Lahore Cantt
5. Walled City
6. Mozang
7. Shad Bagh
8. Harbanspura
9. Gulberg

“People have been blaming the PTI government for failure to control the cases and have been comparing us to countries such as New Zealand and Taiwan,” she said.

“The population of New Zealand is half of that of Lahore’s. Controlling the virus there is much easier than controlling it is in an immensely populated country like ours,” Rashid explained.

She added that people believe that ventilators are the only resort for a coronavirus patient and debunked the misconception. The minister assured that the government was ensuring the provision of ventilators and ICU beds at all hospitals in the city.

People don’t understand that this is a viral infection, Rashid regretted. “It’s very important to understand that we can only fight the virus by wearing masks and social distancing.”

WHO recommended that for any government that wants to start lifting restrictions, the following six conditions must be met:

  • Disease transmission is under control
  • Health system can “detect, test, isolate and treat every case and trace every contact”
  • Hot spot risks are minimized in vulnerable places, such as nursing homes
  • Schools, workplaces and other essential places have established preventive measures
  • The risk of importing new cases “can be managed”
  • Communities are fully educated, engaged and empowered to live under a new normal

The virus has claimed at least 2,729 lives while around 53,721 coronavirus patients have recovered.

Also Read: New Zealand Eliminated CoronaVirus and Declares itself a COVID-19 Free Country

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