Several localities in Islamabad sealed due to surge in COVID-19 cases

 Several localities in Islamabad sealed due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Several localities in Islamabad sealed

ISLAMABAD, 12 July: The Islamabad administration has decided to seal several localities in the federal capital by Monday morning owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

This was announced by Deputy Commissioner Muhammed Hamza Shafqat in a Twitter post here on Sunday.

“In 4 days covid ratio has jumped from less than 1pc to 5percent,” he said.

Following several localities will be sealed in the federal capital from 9 am tomorrow

Street 13 Qurtaba Town, Street 18 G-11/2, Street 19 F-6/3, Street 24 G-7/2, Street 29 Block H Soan Garden, Kips Academy PWD, and IM School Boys F-8/3.

The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Sunday issued directives for SOPs implementation in high-risk sectors in wake of COVID variants being reported ahead of Eid ul Adha.

According to the NCOC, they have launched special measures to implement COVID SOPs in high-risk sectors. “The provinces have been issued detailed directives for strict implementation on SOPs,” it further said.

The body overseeing COVID implementation strategies in the country said teams have been formed for implementing facemask and social distancing SOPs. “Guidelines have been issued for cattle markets and Eid ul Adha gatherings,” it said.

Read more: Rawalpindi administration seeing lockdown as Covid-19 cases rush

After five more Delta various cases surfaced on Saturday, the district administration has started contemplating imposing smart lockdown in the hotspots. Officials said 67 people tested positive in the district on Friday while one person submitted to the virus. A total of 18 patients were however discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours.

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