Lahore authorities has ordered the shutdown of all the swimming pools in the metropolis to prevent the breeding of dengue-transmitting mosquitoes.
According to reports, this is being done immediately under the directive issued by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Lahore, Muhammad Ali. The Assistant Commissioners (ACs) have also been directed to close down every swimming pool in their tehsils accordingly.
The DC Lahore announced that tire shops are being strictly monitored and their owners have been instructed to cooperate with the district administration to prevent the spread of the virus.
He further directed to immediately dispose of old tires from petrol pumps and tire shops and warned that the shops of violaters will be sealed and First Information Reports (FIR) will be registered against them.
The step has been taken amid reports of 55 new dengue cases in Punjab (with no loss of life) from 20 August.