Coronavirus: Smart lockdown to end in Lahore tonight

Coronavirus: Smart lockdown to end in Lahore tonight
Lahore: The selective Covid-19 lockdown that was imposed in parts of Lahore will end tonight after two weeks.

According to details, the final decision regarding extending the lockdown or lifting it will be taken by the provincial government.

Smart lockdowns had been imposed in 58 areas of Lahore to control the spread of coronavirus cases in the city. The sealed localities include, Islampura, Abdali Road, Yousaf Road, Johar Town, Canal View, Wapda Town, Jalo Mor and Cavalry Ground.

Punjab government had also sealed entry and exit points of these areas.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged to 209,337 in Pakistan on Tuesday, while the death toll stands at 4304.

According to National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 2864 cases of coronavirus were reported while 118 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.

As many as 98,503 patients have recovered from the disease, while the country is still witnessing a consistent rise in the COVID-19 cases.

After sharp increase in the cases, the number of patients swelled to 75,501 in Punjab. The province reported 1656 coronavirus (COVID-19) causalities.

A smart lockdown has been imposed across the province to stem the spread of the infection.