Coronavirus second wave outbreak: Smart lockdown imposed in different areas of Peshawar


PESHAWAR, December 1 (Online): A smart lockdown has been imposed, after the surging number of coronavirus cases, in different areas of Peshawar.
According to a notification issued by the Deputy Commissioner, the lockdown will be imposed from 6pm today (Tuesday).
The sealed areas include Sectors E-VI and N-IV of Hayatabad, University Town area bound by Circular Lane, Park Road and Old Jamrud Road, Hayatabad Industrial Estate, and Peshawar Cantt area.
The entry and exit areas have been prohibited unless absolutely necessary and residents have been instructed to wear face masks, whenever they go out in public.
The following instructions have been issued too in this regard that no gatherings are allowed, all shops except pharmacies, food supplies, tandoors and general stores to remain closed, whereas congregations in mosques has been restricted to five people.
The district administrators and police have been instructed to ensure the implementation of SOPs in the areas.
On the other hand, the District Health Officers (DHO) will be responsible for ensuring the provision of health services.
“Anyone exploiting the directive will be punished under sections 17 and 18 of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Epidemic Contol and Emergency Diseases Act, 2014,” the notification stated.