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New Balakot City sealed after three die of COVID-19

July 25, 2021

MANSEHRA: The district administration has sealed the New Balakot City and deployed the police and health officials after three people died of coronavirus on Saturday.

“We have sealed New Balakot City after three people died of Covid-19 within a few days,” Assistant Commissioner Sardar Jawad Marwat told reporters.

Deputy Commissioner Dr Qasim Ali Khan had ordered sealing of the locality after the death of the three persons and around dozen were found affected with the virus.

According to a notification issued by the district administration, Taj Muhammad died of the Covid-19 at Ayub Medical Complex Hospital, Abbottabad, Muhammad Rafique at King Abdullah Teaching Hospital, Mansehra, and Muhammad Bashir at the AMC.

They were residing in street No 69, 61 and street No 35 of the New Balakot City.

The area where deaths occurred also known as Mohallah Abasia, which was completely sealed.

The assistant commissioner said that the locality was completely sealed and nobody was allowed to enter it.

“Police personnel have also been deployed at the entry and exit points,” he went on to add.

The official said special health teams were also deployed to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to the residents of the entire New Balakot City housing project.

“The smart lockdown would also be put in place in the areas from where the Covid-19 cases are reported to ensure the safety of citizens,” said the official.