On Tuesday, the local administration partially blocked Islamabad amid concerns over an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the federal capital. According to a notice issued this time on Tuesday night, public transportation and intercity bus service were suspended.
Markets, shopping malls, restaurants, and private offices were also closed. The Metro bus service will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and then from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Public hospital hospitals were closed, and patients were treated in emergency rooms.
The partial blockade in Islamabad occurs shortly after the partial blockade in Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as the number of coronavirus cases in the country continues to grow.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Islamabad as of March 24 was 15. Two of the patients made a full recovery and returned home, while others were receiving treatment. The city has yet to receive a single viral death.