In a letter to the Punjab health secretary, the Lahore deputy commissioner recommended the lockdown and said the administration has successfully controlled the virus through a smart lockdown in other areas.
The areas recommended for smart lockdown are:
- Township, A2 Block
- DHA, EME Society
- Wapda Town
- Johar Town’s C Block
- Chungi Amar Sidhu
- Punjab Government Servant Housing Scheme
- Green City
The deputy commissioner said in his letter that at least 376 new cases of coronavirus have been reported from these areas in the last 14 days.
The virus has so far killed 1,929 people in Punjab, while the known number of infections in the province has reached 83,599, according to the provincial health department.