Govt to impose smart lockdown in most affected areas in seven cities of Punjab

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Govt to impose smart lockdown in most affected areas in seven cities of Punjab

ISLAMABAD-In view of increasing cases of coronavirus in Punjab, government has decided to impose smart lockdown in most affected areas in seven cities of the province.

The cities include Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sialkot and Gujarat.

The decision has been taken under guidelines of the National Command and Operations Center.

In a statement in Lahore, Chief Secretary Punjab Jawad Rafique Malik said police will be deployed at entrances and exit points of the locked areas while Army and Rangers will be on standby.

He said the services of Tiger Force would also be taken to help the people affected by lockdown.

The Chief Secretary said special powers have been given to all Deputy Commissioners to lockdown the areas most affected by coronavirus in their respective districts.