The Punjab health department has decided to impose a smart lockdown in 10 hot-spot areas of Rawalpindi district, according to a notification issued on Saturday night. The Areas are to put under lockdown has; Takbeer Lane, Muhallah Adiala, Judicial apartments, Civil Lines, Gulshan-e-Saeed, Chakri Road and Hashmi Colony were identified as virus hotspots.
The entry and exit points of these areas have been sealed with immediate effect till April 27, 2021. “All markets, shopping malls, restaurants, offices (public and private) shall remain closed in these areas,”. The Officials also said, “There shall be a complete ban on movement of people to and from these areas by public and private transport except for the limited movement of one person per vehicle to and from the exempted facilities.” Medical and grocery stores, petrol pumps, vegetable, and meat shops shall remain open in these areas.