Imran proud of his team for being among first to initiate smart lockdowns
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was proud of his team for being the first to enforce smart lockdowns in Pakistan, hoping that with proper implementation of the measure, the country will "see off the worst of this crisis".
The prime minister took to Twitter on Sunday where he shared a Bloomberg article titled "Smart Lockdowns are the future in Europe", stating that his team was amongst the first to enforce the measure.
"My team was amongst the first to enforce smart lockdowns. I am proud of it for helping me continue to navigate our country through the Covid19 crisis. … from now onwards if we follow SOPs we will see off the worst of this crisis," he tweeted.
Pakistan imposed a smart lockdown almost two weeks ago when COVID-19 cases in the country almost surged to the 150,000-mark. The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) issued a list of 20 cities identified as COVID-19 hotspots across the country where smart lockdowns were imposed.
Parts of Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore have been sealed to stem the spread of the virus. Moreover, areas identified in Swat which have been sealed include Bahrain, Matta, Babuzai, Kabal, Barikot, Khariri, Gwalerai and Odigram.
Other tehsils identified by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department include UC Qambar, Saidu Sharif, Barikot Gharbi, Quetta Sharki, Kozabandi and Madin.