Islamabad positioned beneath digital lockdown to curb unfold of coronavirus
ISLAMABAD: Authorities in Islamabad on Wednesday imposed stringent measures to curb the unfold of the coronavirus after the variety of circumstances within the metropolis have been rising.
According to well being officers, 15 individuals have been confirmed to have contracted the virus in Islamabad. On Tuesday, the District Magistrate of Islamabad notified the closure of all markets, procuring malls, eating places, and personal workplaces within the metropolis.
There shall be an entire ban on intra-city, inter-district, and inter-province motion of individuals by public transport, the order launched by the district authority outlined.
However, soup kitchens and shelters for the poor shall stay useful within the metropolis, the order stipulated. The authorities may even set up ration warehouses for the needy and underprivileged, it added.
Like in different elements of the nation, important providers together with hospitals, utilities, banks and grocery shops are allowed to operate, the order underlined.
The metro bus service can be useful on choose days and on particular occasions in the course of the day solely, however passengers have been suggested to sit down at a distance from each other, in keeping with the launched notification.
An entire ban on gatherings of all types for social, spiritual, or every other function, whether or not they be public or non-public, has additionally been notified.
Pakistan Army has been deployed in all of the 4 provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan to assist the civil administration because the variety of sufferers of the virus continues to rise at an exponential price throughout the nation.
Flag march for virus consciousness
A flag march by personnel of Islamabad police, the district administration, Pakistan Army, and Rangers was carried out within the capital for consciousness in opposition to coronavirus on Tuesday.
The flag march began from Pakistan Sports Complex and culminated on the similar level after passing by means of numerous areas of the town on Tuesday afternoon.
On the event, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad, Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, stated that the aim of the marketing campaign was to create consciousness in opposition to the epidemic.
“All institutions responsible for law enforcement are ensuring protection to lives and property of the citizens. People should restrict themselves at their homes and avoid unnecessary movement,” he stated.