Islamabad closes shrines, gyms, playing areas amid coronavirus fears


Islamabad: The federal capital administration has announced the closure of all shrines, gyms, swimming pools and play areas for kids for the next three weeks here on Tuesday.

According to the sources, the total number of positive coronavirus cases has raised to 237 across the country.

The announcement was made by the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad after he tweeted,

“We have closed shrines, gyms, pools, play areas etc. for 3 weeks. This is in continuation of the previous bans.”

He further advised people to use precautionary measures to avoid COVID-19.

According to his tweet,

  1. All shrines (Darbars/Dargahs) shall remain close for 3 weeks.
  2. All gyms, physical training camps, swimming pools shall remain closed for 3 weeks.

iii. All playing area for kids shall remain dose for 3 weeks

The province-wide break up of cases is as follows:

– Sindh – 172

– Punjab – 26

– Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – 15

– Balochistan – 16

– Islamabad Capital Territory – 2

– Gilgit Baltistan – 5

Earlier, in his recent address, PM Imran Khan has urged his nation to avoid large gatherings amid coronavirus fears.

While reflecting upon this novel virus, PM mentioned that the biggest countries in the world are fighting battles against this virus. Though they have better health facilities, still they were unable to manage the situation and could not halt the spread of coronavirus.

The premier said, “The virus will spread in the country as the countries with better facilities than us could not stop it.”

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