According to the officials, the local administration had earlier decided to ban the movement of people to the Kot Hathyaal in Bhara Kahu after several people were diagnosed with the Coronavirus on Monday 23 March.
However, the National Health Ministry has not confirmed the cases. The Ministry of Health said that cases are reported in PIMMS Hospital Islamabad, then they go to NIH and NIH sends the final report to the Ministry of Health. NIH chief Dr. Salman said he was currently unaware of the details of the cases.
On Wednesday, March 25, the Pakistan Army took control of the area and declared that the area should be cleared immediately as the outbreak of Corona has spread. All citizens go to the immediate houses as government officials by the government orders are sealing the area.
About 11 people from the Tablighi Jamaat-based mosque in Kot Hathyaal in the Bara Kaho area have been tested for Coronavirus, so we are doing a complete lockdown in the Kot-Hathyaal area, an Islamabad police official told local news channel. According to another policeman, the Tablighi community met dozens of people in the area who have now been transferred to Isolation Wards.