Lahore areas put under complete lockdown amid rising coronavirus cases.

LAHORE -- Over 10 localities in Lahore, federal capital of the Punjab province, were on Saturday put under partial or complete lockdown amid rising cases of coronavirus, media reported.

According to district administration in the city, few areas of the Saddar locality in the city including Bhatta Chowk, Sikandria Colony, Mughalpura, China Scheme and Shahdara were put under complete lockdown.

Various areas of the Rustam Park and Gulshane-Ravi were also put under complete or partial lockdown due to rising number of the virus cases reported from the localities.

It is pertinent to mention here that Lahore is among the worst affected area in the province and the provincial authorities have taken measures including lockdown and massive testing to identify coronavirus hotspots from the city.

The move to impose lockdown in Lahore areas came just after the eleven union councils in Karachi, another most populated urban centre of the country, were completely locked down on Saturday to contain further spread of the novel coronavirus.

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