It has been decided by Islamabad administration to seal many of the streets in the city identified as COVID-19 hotspots. The capital city reported its highest single-day rise in cases in the last two months, thus this decision was taken.
According to the report, Street 46 of F-11/3, Street 23 of F-11/2, Street 58 of 1-8/2, Street 57 of I-8/3, Street 91 of I-8/4, Street 10 in Block D of Media Town, Street 12 of l-10/2, Street 33 of G-11/2, Street 30 of Pakistan Town Phase 1 and Street 35 of G-6/2 have been sealed, Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat tweeted.
He stated that only people with jobs in essential services and with negative Covid certificates will be allowed to leave the area. He added that these streets will be reopened once the health teams give clearance after completing testing, tracing, and quarantine of suspected cases.
“Stay Safe Islamabad. Second wave is here,” the deputy commissioner tweeted.
On Saturday, the capital city reported its highest single-day increase in cases since September after 186 people tested positive on October 23.
Till now, 19,012 cases and 212 deaths have been reported in the Capital.