Two wards of Wah cantonment and a union council of Taxila are recommended for smart lockdown after identified as new Covid-19 hotspots.
The district administration has identified the union council of Taxila and two wards of Wah Cantonment as hotspots for COVID-19 and they are now are planning to impose smart lockdown in these areas. The home department has been sent recommendations for permission to lockdown these areas from 25th July.
After the imposition of lockdown, 35,747 families would have to face complete restriction. According to the plan of government, residents of the three localities will be restricted to their homes soon after getting a green signal from the government. Ward numbers are 3 and 8 of Wah cantonment and Union Council Saray-i-Kala in Taxila, as proposed areas for smart lockdown.
Capt retired Anwarul Haq the Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi said, “A total of 7,150 houses are located in these areas and 41 patients have been reported from these areas in the last two weeks. We want to impose smart lockdown in these areas. At present a smart lockdown was enforced in Dhoke Khabba, Gulistan Colony and Range Road, Lane No 4, PIA Colony”
However, the movement of people (84,470) residing in these areas has been restricted. After 24th July, the smart lockdown would be imposed in the newly commended Covid-19 hotspots areas of Wah and Taxila. The period of lockdown imposed in the other areas of Rawalpindi is going to end on 24th July.
Mr. Haq said that all recommendations for lockdown in some more localities are approved under the supervision and directions from the National Command and Operations Centre. The Punjab Government directed the administration to identify areas with most cases of coronavirus to control the spread of the virus.