COVID-19: Punjab govt considering two-week complete lockdown in Lahore


LAHORE (News10) – Punjab government on Friday is considering to impose two-week complete lockdown in Lahore from June 15 in the wake of increasing coronavirus cases.

According to details, only pharmacies and grocery stores will be allowed to open during the strict lockdown. However, the final decision in this regard will be taken by Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan.

It is to be mentioned here that Lahore has reported 22,749 coronavirus cases with 300 deaths so far.

On the other hand, Pakistan has confirmed 107 deaths – highest till date – by novel coronavirus in one day as the number of positive cases has surged to 125,933. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 2,463.

Till now 47,382 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 46,828 in Sindh, 15,787 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 7,673 in Balochistan, 6,699 in Islamabad, 1,030 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 534 in Azad Kashmir.

Pakistan has so far conducted 809,169 coronavirus tests and 28,344 in last 24 hours. 40,247 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.  

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