COVID-19: More than one million banned under smart lockdown across Pakistan

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Wednesday observed that more than a million people were banned under a “smart lockdown” in Pakistan following the government’s implementation of the Trace, Test and Quarantine (TTQ) strategy.

The strategy uses technology to uncover high-risk areas that report large numbers of coronovirus cases.

Planning, development reforms and special initiatives chaired the meeting of Asad Umar in Islamabad, discussing arrangements regarding the upcoming festival of Eid-ul-Azha.

The committee also reviewed testing capacity, media communication strategy and plans to estimate epidemic curve charts for the next six weeks.

According to a province-wise breakdown, Punjab has 904 areas under lockout, with a population of over 900,000, 26 areas with a population of 50,513 in Sindh, 67,000 with a population of 67,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 29 areas in Azad Jammu. Is populated in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Kashmir with a population of 670,000, has a population of 60,000 in 10 regions and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) in five regions with a population of 15,000 people.

To ensure the implementation of the protocol as per the instructions issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), in accordance with the Prime Minister’s instructions for compliance with health guidelines, especially at work places, industrial zones, transport, markets and shops Mapped the strategies. .

The forum was told that during the last 24 hours, more than 9,827 violations of health guidelines were observed across the country, while over 963 markets and shops, 18 industries and 1,186 transport vehicles were cautioned, fined, sensitized and sealed.

Submitting a region-wise breakdown, the forum was made aware that in AJK, 804 violations were reported, about 93 shops and markets were sealed and about 333 transport vehicles were fined.

In GB, around 170 violations were committed, while 27 markets and shops were sealed and 29 transport vehicles were fined.

At KP, around 5,420 violations were observed, while 157 shops and markets were sealed, and 102 transport vehicles were fined for violating standard operating procedures.

In Punjab, 2,448 violations of safety guidelines were observed in various parts of the province and resulted in the closure of 523 shops and markets, sealing 13 industries and imposing fines on 703 transport vehicles.

In Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 85 violations of SOPs and security guidelines were noted and, thus, 64 shops and 10 transport vehicles were fined.

In Sindh, around 900 violations of SOPs and health guidelines were noted, while 72 industries and shops were fined with five industries and nine transport vehicles.

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