Smart lockdown proves major success in Lahore
This combination of pictures created on June 28, 2020, shows restricted areas sealed by the authorities in Lahore. AFP
COVID-19 spread in Lahore has witnessed a sharp decline due to smart lockdown enforced by the provincial authorities in one of the most affected cities of the Punjab province.
According to data obtained from smart sampling process in the city, 5840 samples were obtained from six zones of the Lahore city and out of them only 45 came out positive.
This shows a 0.74 percent spread which is far below than the earlier data which depicted the COVID-19 spread at 5.39 percent in the capital city of the Punjab province.
According to the area-wise distribution of samples and positive cases, 1,640 samples were obtained from Data Ganj Bakhsh Town and eight of them turned out positive, followed by five people testing positive for the virus out of 763 samples taken from Shalimar Zone, three COVID-19 cases are reported from Ravi Town out of 730 samples and 27 positive cases popped up from Gulberg area out of 2,250 samples of the suspected patients.
Cantt zone of the city reported no cases out of 207 samples taken from the area.