- Hamza Shafqaat checks constructive for virus, requests prayers for restoration.
- Asad Umar prays for him, saying he has performed “a very important role” in curbing the unfold of coronavirus within the capital metropolis.
- New restrictions have been notified for Islamabad, together with the sealing of three subsectors.
Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat has examined constructive for coronavirus, in line with a tweet posted by him on Sunday.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19. Request for prayers,” he wrote.
Nationwide Command and Operations Centre chief Asad Umar prayed for his restoration, saying he has performed “a very important role” in curbing the unfold of coronavirus within the capital metropolis.
“Hope you get well soon,” he mentioned.
A day earlier, Shafqaat had cited a “wedding function” because the supply of the unfold to his dad and mom, who additionally examined constructive for coronavirus.
New restrictions in capital
Shafqaat’s tweet got here shortly after he had notified new restrictions for Islamabad in view of the quickly rising coronavirus instances.
Based on APP, 152 individuals examined constructive within the areas being sealed within the final 24 hours. Within the metropolis general, 345 individuals examined constructive, in line with a March 13 report by the federal government’s coronavirus dashboard.
Shafqaat mentioned that subsectors I-8/4, F-11/1 and I-10/2 will probably be sealed tonight.
The deputy commissioner additional mentioned that outside gatherings of 300 individuals are allowed just for a two-hour period.
Places of work will not be allowed to name greater than 50% staff to work, he mentioned, including that anybody discovered violating commonplace working procedures should face rapid authorized motion.
Learn concerning the different measures: Three Islamabad subsectors to be sealed tonight amongst different measures as COVID-19 instances rise
Islamabad makes carrying masks necessary
A day earlier, the district administration had mandated the usage of masks by all residents.
Part 144 of the Felony Process Code (CrPC) has been put in place for the implementation of the rule, the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad, Hamza Shafqat mentioned, as he introduced the brand new rule.
The district administration warned of authorized motion below Part 188 of the Felony Process Code (CrPC).in opposition to these discovered not carrying a masks, including that the mask-wearing rule will stay in place for the following two months.