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Latest News and Notification About Smart Lockdown in Punjab Lahore

Today Latest News and Notification About Smart Lockdown in Punjab Lahore updates about Collages and Universities by the Government. The district administration of the capital on Friday imposed smart lockdown in six sectors, saying the movement of residents will be restricted in 23 streets with high Covid-19 positivity rate.

Latest News and Notification About Smart Lockdown in Punjab Lahore
Latest News and Notification About Smart Lockdown in Punjab Lahore
Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat issued a notification for sealing 23 streets in different sectors of the capital from Saturday (today). He said that we have imposed smart lockdown due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases.

Education dept to base decision on schools’ closure on COVID-19 tests.Health dept teams to start testing of students in schools across Punjab.NCOC had said earlier schools in high infection rate cities will be closed.The Islamabad district magistrate tweeted, “the movement of residents will be restricted in 23 streets in different sectors with a high Covid-19 positivity ratio. All the streets would be sealed from Saturday (today).”

Exemptions to the order include essential services and supplies like pharmacy and medicine shops, grocery store and bakeries, patients for medical aid/medical consultation, rationing, drinking water supplies, utilities and emergencies. The Latest News and Notification About Smart Lockdown in Punjab Lahore and local administration took the decision to impose lockdown on the strong recommendations of District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Muhammad Zaeem Zia.
Punjab education dept issues statement on schools’ closure
The Latest News and Notification About Smart Lockdown in Punjab Lahore school education department has said that schools in the province will not be closed for now, as the decision on their closure will be based on COVID test results.
“Schools are not being closed for now. Tests will be conducted first in schools,” the education department said in a statement after the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) revised guidelines for educational institutes.
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The decision to close schools will be based on the positivity ratio, it said, adding that health department teams have geared up to start testing in educational institutions.
‘Schools with high positivity to be closed for one week’
A day earlier, the NCOC had announced that all schools with a high COVID-19 positivity ratio would remain closed for one week across the country.
According to a notification issued in this regard, the NCOC said: “Education institutions, premises, sections, specific classes with high positivity to be closed for ONE week.”
The Latest News and Notification About Smart Lockdown in Punjab Lahore further added that provincial administration, in consultation with district health, education authorities, and school administrations, are to set a threshold of cases for deciding such closures.
The NCOC added that COVID testing in education institutes was carried out in major Omicron hit cities to ascertain disease spread among students and ensure accurate disease mapping.
Therefore, keeping in view the results, the NCOC has taken the following decisions:
Aggressive testing in education institutes for next two weeks especially in high disease prevalence cities.
Federating units to carry out special vaccination drives in schools to ensure 100% vaccination of students over 12 years of age.

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