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Pakistan: Seven Punjab cities to undergo 15-day lockdown from today 
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Pakistan: Seven Punjab cities to undergo 15-day lockdown from today 

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Jul 2020, 03:39 pm

Lahore: With increased COVID-19 cases in Pakistan, seven cities in Punjab will be under a 15-day smart  lockdown  which will start from Friday, media reports said.

The lockdown will continue till July 15.

The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) Thursday issued a notification under the Punjab Infectious Diseases Ordinance 2020 about enforcement of lockdown in Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat and Rawalpindi, till July 24, 2020 midnight, Geo News reported.

In Lahore, the lockdown will be enforced in A2 Block Township, EME Society, Main Bazaar Chungi Amr Sadhu, Punjab Government Servants Housing Scheme, Wapda Town, C-Block Jauhar Town and Green City, reported the news channel.

"All markets, shopping malls, restaurants, offices (public and private) shall remain closed in these areas," read the notification from the P&SHD about Lahore as reported by Geo News. "There shall be a complete ban on movement of people to and from these areas by public and private transport except for limited movement of one person per vehicle to and from the exempted facilities."

There are 243599 COVID-19 cases in Pakistan at present.

The south Asian country has recorded 5058 deaths so far.