Punjab reports zero COVID-19 death for second straight day

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LAHORE: The government of Punjab Sunday reported zero death due to COVID-19 for the second straight day, while the number of total active cases in the province stands at 2,840.
According to official figures released by Punjab’s Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, 121 new COVID-19 cases surfaced over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases across the province to 96,178.
The number of people who have succumbed to the disease in the province so far stands at 2,188. More than 863,000 samples have been tested in the province to detect COVID-19 infection so far. Whereas, the number of people recovered from the infection has surged to 91,150.
Meanwhile, the Punjab government on Sunday imposed “micro smart lockdown” in small neighbourhoods of three cities for a period of fourteen days to prevent the spread of deadly coronavirus that has affected over 96,000 people and killed 2,188 across the province.
The cities where localities have been sealed include Lahore, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala. More than a dozen areas have been locked down in these cities, including Lahore’s twelve areas that reported 28 cases of late. As many as 19,538 residents of the provincial capital will be under lockdown.
Rawalpindi’s three areas with a population of 947 people have been sealed after they reported seven coronavirus cases while two localities have been locked down in Gujranwala where 53 locals will be under lockdown.
Police personnel have been deployed in these areas to enforce the lockdown restrictions.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab government on Saturday decided to impose ‘micro smart lockdown’ in several areas of the province for a period of two months to prevent the resurgence of deadly coronavirus which has played havoc across the world.
Under micro smart lockdown, small localities such as one building with multiple units or small neighbourhoods would be sealed. It must be noted that micro smart lockdown is being implemented in streets and small localities as per instructions of the federal government.
The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department requested people to continue taking precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay until it is completed weeded out. – TLTP

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