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Coronavirus cases surge in Mansehra after Eid

By Our Correspondent
July 27, 2021

MANSEHRA: The number of coronavirus cases have surged in the Mansehra district after the Eid ul Azha as the district administration sealed the Bandi Syedain area of Garhi Habibullah following dozens of locals who contracted the virus were shifted to the health facilities.

“We have imposed a smart lockdown and started disinfecting the entire area as dozens of cases have been reported from this locality,” Assistant Commissioner Hasrat Khan, told reporters in Balakot on Monday.

Deputy Commissioner Qasim Ali Khan ordered the enforcement of the smart lockdown and disinfecting of the entire area after Covid-19 cases were reported from the Bandi Syedain and its adjoining areas.

A joint team of district administration and Tehsil Municipal Administration led by Hasrat Khan and Balakot Tehsil Municipal Officer Sikandar Mansoor Shah visited the area and deployed the police personnel at the entry and exit points.

The TMA told reporters that most of the Covid-19 infected people from the locality were hospitalized at the Ayub Medical Complex Hospital Abbottabad where the condition of the five of them was stated to be critical.

“We sealed the area for two weeks on the orders of the deputy commissioner. Nobody will be allowed to go inside and outside without prior permission from officials deployed there,” he said.

The district administration had also sealed the New Balakot City the other day after three people who had tested positive for Covid-19 died at Ayub Medical complex Hospital in Abbottabad and King Abdullah Teaching Hospital in Mansehra.