Smart lockdown implemented in more 14 areas: Ajmal Wazir

Special Correspondent

PESHAWAR: Advisor to Chief Minister K.P on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir has said that total of 145958 Corona tests have been carried out so far adding that testing capacity would be increased to Ten thousand by the end of July while the overall capacity of hospitals across the province was being increased on emergency basis.While briefing the media at ITTLAA CELL, Civil Secretariat on Wednesday, Ajmal Wazir said that the number of beds reserved for Covid patients in Lady Reading Hospital ( LRH) would be enhanced to 500 in coming days.Further, he said that districts administration across the province were playing active role in implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) devised by government to stem the spread of novel corona virus.Ajmal Wazir said , the other day total of 16834 raids had been conducted on shops , petrol pumps and public places. 3637 businesses had been warned, 154 units had been sealed while Rs 850421 fines had been imposed on 1236 persons for violating the SOPs .Apprising about the monthly report of sops violation he said 548759 actions had been taken across the province and warning had been issued to 134968 businesses, 9811 units had been sealed by district administration while Rs 2 crore 75 lac, 64336 fines had been imposed on 65194 persons for violating the sops.He said that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had issued clear instructions to take strict action against the violators of SOPs.He said that the government had taken all steps for the protection of people from covid-19.Ajmal Wazir said , smart lockdown had been implemented to contain the spread of Corona virusHe said that smart lockdown had been implemented in more 14 areas and issued instructions to 26257 persons in the areas to limit the movement and strictly follow the government guidelines.Advisor said that so far smart lockdown had been implemented in 290 affected areas across the province where 2968 people were affected from Corona virus.Regarding locust operation he said that, Relief , Agriculture, PDMA, Pak Army and concerned district administrations were taking part in anti locust operation.He stated that survey on 5664913 hactre land had been completed while 62462 hactre land had been sprayed so far.He informed that 80 teams comprising 758 personnel were taking part in locust operation.He said, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan himself monitored the overall situation on daily basis and receive briefing from quarters concerned.