Top 20 cities in Pakistan have been identified with potential COVID-19 hotspots
ISLAMABAD – The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) announced on Monday the inclusion of COVID-19 through a smart lockdown strategy, in which a comprehensive review of potential COVID-19 clusters and hotspots across Pakistan done.
“A total of 20 cities in Pakistan have been identified as increasing the proportion or speed of infection that require restrictive measures to ban COVID-19. It is being shared by the NCOC with the provinces, ”the forum plan development reform and special initiative, was conveyed during the NCOC meeting chaired by Assad Omar.
In Islamabad, the G-9/2 and G-9/3 had more than 300 cases and were sealed with the Karachi Company, while new hotspots were being monitored in Islamabad and which included I-8, I. -10, Gauri included Town, Bharkhau, G-6 and G-7 sectors.
Various cities have registered an increase in cases of infection and have been identified by the NCOC for the necessary restrictive measures which include Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujarawala, Swat, Hyderabad, Sakkarkot, Sialkot, Gujarat , Includes Ghotki. Larkana, Khairpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Malkand and Mardan.
It may be mentioned here that the purpose of Test, Track and Quarantine (TTQ) was to identify disease prevalence, focused clusters and hotspots to enable targeted lockdown and need-driven resource optimization at all levels. The TTQ strategy has been devised so that the disease can be spread during the opening of various fields.
The TTQ strategy includes test disturbances, rapidly detects contacts for confirmed positive cases, and effective quarantine of positive and suspected cases.
The NCOC was briefed by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) about the operation of additional oxygen-rich beds and vents, including the purchase of these critical health care equipment.
A total of 2150 extra oxygen beds will be functional by the end of July to meet the additional requirement.
1000 oxygen beds will be functional by the end of June and another 1150 by the end of July.