LAHORE: More than 600,000 people could be afflicted with the novel coronavirus in Lahore alone, a summary sent to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar estimated.
As per the summary based on results of “smart and random sampling”, 6 per cent of the total samples collected in some areas tested positive for the deadly disease. Whereas, in other areas, 14.7 per cent of the total samples turned out to be positive.
There isn’t a single area in the provincial capital where there is no case of Covid-19, the summary said.
It contained the recommendations put forth by members of the Technical Working Group that carried out the exercise in the city. The recommendations included imposition of a complete lockdown in the city for four weeks.