Three-week lockdown imposed in Azad Kashmir amid coronavirus fears

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Muzaffarabad: On Monday, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government has imposed a three-week lockdown in the region amid coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has announced the official three-week lockdown in the region.

The lockdown would come into effect from today 24th March, 2020.

It is pertinent to note that the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surpassed 850 across the country.

Moreover, this seemed to be a very crucial and wise decision of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure the safety of the masses. According to the sources, only one case of positive coronavirus has emerged in the territory. To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, he government has announced a three-week lockdown in the region.

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has said,

“People will not be allowed to travel unnecessarily and will not be allowed to leave their homes.”

Moreover, he confirmed that the public transport has also been suspending under lockdown.

“Passes will be issued for travelling during inevitable conditions,” he added.

He further cleared that during the lock down, only one person from a family will be allowed to go out in order to bring necessary food items.

He requested people to remain indoors to make sure the safety of their loved ones.

Meanwhile, the total number of patients dying from coronavirus has reached 6 in Pakistan on Sunday. The first death was reported by the provincial government’s spokesperson, Liaquat Shahwani on Sunday.

In a tweet, he confirmed the Balochistan’s first death from the virus on Sunday.


It is worth noticing that the first patient who had dies of coronavirus was a 65 years old and was admitted at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital.

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