ISLAMABAD (Web Desk):- The deputy commissioner of Islamabad on Thursday announced that a full lockdown would be imposed in the federal capital tomorrow (May 7) in a bid to curb the rising number of coronavirus infections.
Public transport will be suspended after 6pm on Friday, May 7, the deputy commissioner said, adding that all parks, recreational places, and commercial areas will also be closed after 6 pm.
The authorities will ensure that people follow the government’s mandated “Stay Home, Stay Safe” policy, the deputy commissioner added.
A day prior, the government of Punjab had announced that it would impose a complete lockdown in the province from May 8 to May 16, owing to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by the provincial health minister Dr Yasmin Rashid. During the session, the government decided that all activities will be banned in the province on the designated dates, while public transport will be suspended and all recreational spots will also remain closed.
The provincial government said that checkpoints will be set up at all the entry and exit points of the city, where police, Rangers and army personnel will be deployed to monitor the situation.
“In order to control the coronavirus situation in the province, the next 20 days are crucial,” Dr Rashid had said, adding that the government is employing efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
She stressed that owing to the third wave of the virus, people should celebrate Eid ul Fitr in a simple way, adding that people should follow the government’s mandated coronavirus standard operating procedure (SOPs) and prove themselves to be responsible citizens….