New infections are multiplying rapidly in Pakistan as there is no social distancing whatsoever, government seems disinterested, and people have resigned to the fact that now only fate will rescue them. Top 10 Coronavirus places in Pakistan are as follows:
- Islamabad Especially in G-9 — G-9/2 and G-9/3 sectors
- AJK Especially in Mirpur and Muzzaffarabad
- Lahore especially the inner ring
- Karachi especially the Saddar, North Nazimabad and Orangi Town
The above list doesn’t mean that the whole cities are infected, rather some particular areas have seen increased cases. Police and rangers have been deployed in those areas to cordon them off. Entry and exits are being strictly controlled.
The above list also doesn’t mean that other cities are in fine state. There are cases emerging there too, but the volume is not as high as the above ones. Approx 1300 hot-spots have been sealed across country besides of these top 10 Coronavirus places in Pakistan.
After initially imposing a countrywide lockdown, the government has now eased restrictions, saying it was necessary to save the economy, but since then infections in the country have surged. Pakistan has reported 132,405 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, including 2,551 deaths, since its first case emerged on Feb 26. Authorities, however, are now using the term “smart lockdown” to close shops and markets and force people to stay home in areas where confirmed cases have increased in recent weeks.
The public safety must be paramount to the district and provincial authorities. It is understandable that they are not really getting any leadership from the top, but its high time that they take matters in their own hand and ensure their duties. All activities, including weddings, events and gatherings, majalis and mosques must be suspended until this wave subsides.