LAHORE: In a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus amid the second wave of the pandemic, the Punjab government on Sunday imposed smart lockdown in various localities of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan Faisalabad and other cities.
According to the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, 26 coronavirus hotspots in Lahore and 15 areas of Rawalpindi have been put under smart lockdown.
The mart lockdown has also been imposed in seven areas of Multan, five emerging hotspots in Layyah, four areas of Gujranwala, Faisalabad and other cities.
The provincial healthcare department said that the government and private offices, shopping malls and restaurants will remain closed in the areas. The government has also banned all types of public gatherings and events in the affected areas.
However, hospitals, pharmacies, medical stores and laboratories will be exempted from the restriction.