Federal government imposed “mini-smart lockdown” in Karachi and Islamabad as coronavirus cases started increasing in the country.

“Mini smart lockdowns have been imposed in Karachi, Islamabad and Azad Jammu and Kashmir”Minister for Planning, Development Asad Umar tweeted today.

“Instructions have been issued to administrations across the country to ensure that precautionary measures are followed. But like in the past, success is impossible without the cooperation of the people.”

Asad Umar said that the country’s Covid-19 positivity rate has risen above two per cent after a six-week average of less than 2pc, urging people to cooperate with the authorities in following coronavirus precautionary measures.

Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said that Pakistanis have been “lucky so far” but they must follow pre-emptive measures to prevent a second wave of the virus in the countr

He said large public gatherings must not take place. These alone can unleash second wave.

The story was filed by the News Desk. The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.


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