ICT administration to seal five more areas of federal capital
Asad Umar reviews water supply issues in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration on Monday decided to seal five more areas of the federal capital in next 36 hours due to growing number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases from these areas.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Hamza Shafqaat said this in his social media message.
The areas include G-6/2, G-6/1, G-10/4, G-7/2 and Ghouri Town.
The DC in his message said, "We are about to seal sectors G-6/2, G-6/1, G-10/4, G-7/2 and Ghouri Town in next 36 hours. There were more than 40 cases in these area in last few days. There were more than 25 deaths reported. Residents are requested to please plan accordingly", he said.
Earlier, the administration had also sealed the sub sectors of I-8 and G-9.
The ICT administration a week ago imposing smart lockdown had sealed the sectors G-9/2 and G-9/3, and Karachi Company, while after five days it also sealed two sub-sectors of sectors I-8 and I-10.
The notification issued said, “In exercise of the powers under Epidemic Diseases Control Act, 1958 and after notification of COVID-19 confirmed cases on line list of National Institute of Health (NIH) duly traced by the surveillance teams and in order to prevent the community spread of the COVID-19 virus in the area, the sector I-8/3, I-8/4, I-10/1, and I-10/2 Islamabad along with main markaz of I-8 and I-10 are hereby sealed w.e.f. 18 June 2020, 12:01am, in public interest and until further orders.”
Meanwhile, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Monday reviewed progress on improvements in supply of water in Islamabad, especially in I-8 and I-10 Sectors.
Chief Municipal Officer (CMO) informed the meeting that a number of steps had been taken in recent weeks to address the issue of water scarcity.
She said that leakages on main conduction line on the way from Poonan Faqeeran to I-10/1 and on Simly water conduction lines had been fixed.
Other measures being taken included rehabilitation of public drinking water filtration plants and repair of existing and installation of new tube wells. - APP