A 58 per cent drop reported in Faisalabad COVID-19 cases, post smart lockdown

Coronavirus cases in Faisalabad have witnessed a drop of 58 per cent after the city officials enforced smart lockdown in the affected areas.

According to district authorities, around 1,830 COVID-19 cases were reported in Faisalabad during first two weeks of the month of June, which prompted the local administration to enforce smart lockdown on June 14, in the areas identified as coronavirus hotspots to further curb the virus spread.

Following the enforcement of smart lockdown, the city has reported 760 COVID-19 cases since June 14, reflecting a drop of 58 per cent in coronavirus cases.

Expressing his views on the situation, city’s assistant commissioner stated, “We have seen an effective result of the implementation of the smart lockdown in the city.”

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It is to be noted that around 20 commercial areas, along with three residential areas of the city were put under smart lockdown to curb the virus spread after these localities reported significantly high number of COVID-10 coronavirus cases.

Punjab has reported the second highest coronavirus tally in Pakistan  with a total of 76,262 COVID-19 cases, with 27,488 recoveries  and 1,762 deaths so far.