NCOC Identifies 20 Major Cities for Strict Two-Week Lockdown

National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has identified the top 20 cities that are potential COVID-19 hotspots based on the trace, test, and quarantine (TTQ) strategy.

The review of COVID-19 clusters is in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement of containment of COVID-19 through smart lockdown strategy.


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The authorities are considering to trigger various restrictive measures in the cities identified by the command and operation center. It is likely that a two-week strict lockdown would be imposed to control the spread of the virus in the areas mentioned below.

The cities mentioned by NCOC are:

  • Karachi
  • Lahore
  • Quetta
  • Peshawar
  • Islamabad
  • Rawalpindi
  • Faisalabad
  • Multan
  • Gujranwala
  • Swat
  • Hyderabad
  • Sukkur
  • Sialkot
  • Gujrat
  • Ghotki
  • Larkana
  • Khairpur
  • DG Khan
  • Malakand
  • Mardan



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