PESHAWAR: Some streets in Peshawar are going under smart lockdown from today owing to the increasing cases of coronavirus in the city.
According to a notification from the Peshawar deputy commissioner’s office, there will be controlled entry and exit in seven localities in Peshawar. The streets include;
- Street No. 15.A, Defence Officers Colony, Khyber Road, Peshawar Cantt.
- Street No. 13, Gul Bahar No. 02, lshrat Cinema Road.
- Street No. 2, Mohallah Khan Bahadar, Durran Pur, Ring Road.
- House No 17, Fort Road, Peshawar Cantt.
- House No. 48 C, Sahib Zada Road, University Town.
- Adjacent Houses on Left, Right 8, including House No. 87, Street No. 4, Sector, H2, Phase-VD, Hayatabad.
- Adjacent Houses on Left, Right & Including House No. 11S, Street No. 10, Sector G-1, Phase-It, Hayatabad.
The smart lockdown will be effective from November 07, 04:00pm till further orders by the competent authority.
No person will be allowed to enter or exit these localities except for those selling essential commodities. Only the shops of essential items will remain open and congregational prayers in mosques will be restricted to five persons.
The notification directed the district health office to ensure health services to people in the localities under lockdown.
Coronavirus update in KP
As many as 137 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in KP during the last 24 hours, taking the total to 40,285. Another death was reported during last 24 hours, keeping the total at 1,288. Another 89 patients have recovered from the disease and now the total recoveries are 37,955. Active corona cases in KP are now 1,042.
Peshawar is the most affected district from coronavirus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 14989 cases, including 38 during the last 24 hours. The metropolis has reported 609 deaths from the virus so far, nearly half the deaths of the toll of the entire province. As many as 14,101 people have recovered in Peshawar and now active cases are 279.
Swat is the second most affected district with 102 deaths, followed by Abbottabad with 92 deaths, Mardan with 59 deaths, Charsadda with 48 deaths and Lower Dir with 42 deaths so far.