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Pakistan Imposes Partial Lockdown in Some Areas Amid Surge In Covid-19 Cases

Police officers check identity cards of commuters at a checkpoint in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: REUTERS)

Police officers check identity cards of commuters at a checkpoint in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: REUTERS)

Pakistan has reported 605,200 cases, including 13,508 deaths.

Amid a third wave of the coronavirus that is gripping Pakistan’s largest province, Punjab, and the northern part of the country, Pakistani health and administrative authorities have imposed a partial lockdown in affected areas.

Punjab authorities fined scores of marriage halls and restaurants for violating restrictions imposed again to fight the virus.

Officials in the capital, Islamabad, warned citizens that they must wear face masks and maintain social distancing in public.

Pakistan has reported 605,200 cases, including 13,508 deaths.

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first published:March 14, 2021, 17:14 IST