Smart lockdown clamped in Hayatabad Phase-7
Statesman Report
PESHAWAR: The District Administration here Tuesday announced smart lockdown in Hayatabad Phase 7 following rise of coronavirus cases in the posh area.
According to police, the lockdown will continue for 14 days in the said area where movements of people have been restricted.
Except for medicine, general stores, tandoors and others essential services shops, all other outlets would be closed.
Only five persons would be allowed for prayers in mosques during the said period, reports APP.
Nearly 537,010 people will be under lockdown in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) 240 areas after the provincial government decided to seal areas in the province to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
According to a report sent to the KP chief secretary on Monday, “smart lockdown” has been imposed in 240 areas to curb the spread of the virus as the number of cases in the COVID-19 hotspots rise to 2,305.
In the Malakand division, 137 affected areas have been put under a “smart lockdown” while in Bannu, nine areas are under the stringent measures to stop the spread of the disease.
In Dera Ismail Khan and Hazara division, seven and 25 areas are under "smart lockdown", respectively, while in Kohat and Mardan, 15 and 13 areas are observing “smart lockdown’, the report said.
It added in Peshawar division, around 34 areas are observing the lockdown measures.
After receiving the report, the chief secretary urged the people to cooperate with the administration during this time.