Coronavirus: Additional seven areas of Lahore expected to be sealed

An additional seven areas of Lahore are likely to be sealed on the recommendations of Punjab Health Department and Lahore district administration.

As per the details, areas of Gulshan-e-Ravi, Gulberg, DHA, Garden Town, Model Town, Faisal Town are among the areas likely to be sealed due to surge in COVID-19 cases.

According to government statistics, these neighborhoods have a population of 1.69 million people divided in 233,000 families in 96,223 houses, with 3,613 COVID-19 cases so far.

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It is to be noted that around fifty localities of the city, including Shahdara, Mozang, Walled city, Harbans Pura, Nishtar Town, Allama Iqbal Town, Gulberg and others have already been sealed off to curb the virus spread.

Lahore has been the epicenter of virus outbreak in the province as Punjab in-total has reported 66,943 COVID-19 cases, with 19,100 recoveries and 1,435 deaths so far.