LAHORE: Imposing lockdown in Lahore is without doubt one of the steps being mulled within the assembly of the Punjab Cupboard Committee on Coronavirus to manage the unfold of the virus.
Particular Assistant to the Chief Minister on Data Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan mentioned Monday that the federal government’s directives haven’t been adopted by the general public and the coverage of imposing sensible lockdowns in COVID-19 hotspots will not be reaching the specified outcomes.
The assertion from Awan got here because the COVID-19 state of affairs within the provincial capital worsened additional regardless of lockdowns and different restrictions.
“A call can be taken right now whether or not to impose an entire lockdown or not. Punjab CM Usman Buzdar would make an announcement,” she mentioned.
The session, chaired by CM Buzdar, is being attended by provincial ministers Raja Basharat, Dr Yasmin Rahsid, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Murad Raas, Yasir Humayon, Firdous Ashiq Awan and different senior authorities officers.
The COVID-19 surge in Lahore is overwhelming hospitals, because the loss of life rely and new sufferers spike in what might be the worst stretch of the pandemic thus far within the province.
One of many largest state-owned well being amenities in Lahore, Mayo Hospital, has a complete of 325 beds in its coronavirus ward. On Sunday, 253 beds have been occupied, due to this fact greater than 77%, in accordance with information seen by Geo.television.
“The state of affairs is fairly dangerous right here,” a senior physician at Mayo Hospital advised Geo.television, on the situation of anonymity, “We aren’t accepting severe sufferers anymore as a result of our Intensive Care Items (ICUs) are working at full capability.”
It’s pertinent to say right here that Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday had dominated the potential of lockdown saying we do not have assets to feed the poor.