Rawalpindi’s ‘smart lockdown’ begins today

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Pic17-003 LAHORE: June17-A Policeman stand alert at a sealed street in a residential area of Islam Pura Bazaar and Ghazala Road as after the COVID-19 coronavirus cases continue to rise. Which has recorded 150,000 cases and about 3,000 deaths, Prime Minister Imran Khan resisted a nationwide lockdown, saying the country could ill afford it, in provincial capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Malik Sajjad

A ‘smart lockdown’ is being imposed in some areas of Rawalpindi as coronavirus cases across the country continue to increase.

Fifteen areas in Rawal Town and seven in Cantt are included in this lockdown, according to the Rawalpindi administration.

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Dhok Kashmirian, Kari Road, Sadiqabad, Muslim Town and Tench Bhatta are also included.

Markets, hotels and offices in the areas will be closed during the lockdown.

The deputy commissioner said implementation of the lockdown begins today (Thursday).

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