ISLAMABAD: Islamabad’s district administration began imposing “smart lockdowns” in several parts of the Pakistani capital on Sunday after new cases of coronavirus infections were reported across the city.
Residents will now have limited access to several areas which have been identified as “COVID-19 hot spots,” the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (DCI) tweeted on Monday.
The notification said that lockdowns had been reinstated in 10 streets across the capital, including “St. 46 in F-11/3, St.23 in F-11/2, St.58 in I-8/2, St.57 in I-8/3, St-91 in I-8/4, St.10 Block D Media town, St.12 in I-10/2, St.33 in G-11/2, St.30 in Pakistan town phase 1 and St.35 G-6/2.”
Following streets are being closed tonight for being identified as covid hot spots.
St. 46 F-11/3
St. 23 F-11/2
St. 58 I-8/2
St. 57 I-8/3
St. 91 I-8/4
St. 10 Block D Media Town
St. 12 I-10/2
St. 33 G-11/2
St. 30 Pakistan Town Phase 1
St. 35 G-6/2
— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) October 25, 2020
It added that only residents working in the essential services’ sector and testing negative for the coronavirus disease would be allowed access to enter and exit the specified areas.