ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned he was proud of his team for being the first to implement smart lockdowns in Pakistan, hoping that with correct implementation of the measure, the nation will “see off the worst of this crisis”.
The prime minister took to Twitter on Sunday the place he shared a Bloomberg article titled “Smart Lockdowns are the future in Europe”, stating that his team was amongst the first to implement the measure.
“My team was amongst the first to enforce smart lockdowns. I am proud of it for helping me continue to navigate our country through the Covid19 crisis. InshaAllah, from now onwards if we follow SOPs we will see off the worst of this crisis,” he tweeted.
Pakistan imposes smart lockdown as COVID-19 instances surge
Pakistan imposed a smart lockdown nearly two weeks in the past when COVID-19 instances within the nation nearly surged to the 150,000-mark. The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) issued a listing of 20 cities recognized as COVID-19 hotspots throughout the nation the place smart lockdowns had been imposed.
Parts of Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore have been sealed to stem the unfold of the virus. Moreover, areas recognized in Swat which have been sealed embrace Bahrain, Matta, Babuzai, Kabal, Barikot, Khariri, Gwalerai and Odigram.
Other tehsils recognized by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department embrace UC Qambar, Saeedoshareef, Breekot Gharbi, Quetta Sharki, Kozabandi and Madin.
More than 489 folks have been contaminated in these areas, the provincial well being division mentioned.
In Peshawar, the 4 areas which have recognized as coronavirus hotspots had been sealed with each outgoing and incoming methods sealed. Lockdown has been imposed in Ahsrafia Colony, Channa Road, Danishabad and Hayatabad in Phase 1/Sector E-1.
Police have been deployed within the areas with markets besides for grocery shops and medical shops.
Similarly, in Sindh’s Ghotki, 4 areas have been sealed and part 188 imposed after it was recognized as one of the areas.
“A total of 20 cities across Pakistan have been identified as having likely increase in ratio/speed of infection which needs restrictive measures for containment,” a press release by the NCOC had mentioned.
In Islamabad, authorities have already sealed G-9/2 and G-9/3 for having over 300 instances. While I-8, I-10, Ghauri Town, Bharakhau, G6 and G7 had been being monitored, the NCOC had mentioned.
The different cities recognized by the NCOC are Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Swat, Hyderabad, Sukkar, Sialkot, Gujarat, Ghotki, Larkana, Khairpur, DG Khan, Malakand and Mardan.
The NCOC shared that the TTQ technique is aimed toward figuring out illness unfold, targeted clusters/hotspots to allow focused lockdowns and need-driven useful resource optimisation in any respect ranges.