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Coronavirus-hit Bhara Kahu and Shahzad Town de-sealed

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Two most Coronavirus-affected areas of the Federal Capital – Bhara Kahu and Shahzad Town – have been de-sealed after the situation arising out of the virus outbreak in both these areas was substantially improved.

However, two mosques in Bhara Kahu namely Bilal Masjid and Makki Masjid as well as Kot Hathial’s adjourning areas from where the Coronavirus outbreak surfaced first, will remain sealed.

Likewise, Street No. 06 in Shahzad Town, wherein a resident named Faisal Mehmood was tested positive days after he attended the Tableeghi Ijtema in Lahore, will also continue to be locked down.Bhara Kahu - Two most Coronavirus-affected areas of the Federal Capital – Bhara Kahu and Shahzad Town – have been de-sealed after the situation arising out of the virus outbreak in both these areas was substantially improved. However, two mosques in Bhara Kahu namely Bilal Masjid and Makki Masjid as well as Kot Hathial’s adjourning areas from where the Coronavirus outbreak surfaced first, will remain sealed.

The Islamabad administration had to seal the Street No. 06 in Shahzad Town as a precautionary measure following reports that the funeral prayer of the mother-in-law of Faisal Mehmood was also offered in the area, raising an apprehension that since a number of people congregated to offer the funeral prayer; therefore, the Coronavirus might have been transmitted to others as well.

As per the notification issued by the Islamabad District Magistrate Mohammad Hamza Shafqaat, both Bhara Kahu and Shahzad Town have been de-sealed after a detailed survey, contact tracing, ground surveillance and testing of suspected individuals in the areas.

However, the notification stated that the de-sealed areas will be regulated by the prevailing orders of Section 144 enforced in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) on March 23, 2020.

In Bhara Kahu, a 13-member Tableeghi Jamaat including six Kyrgyz nationals were tested positive for the Coronavirus. Two of them including a Kyrgyz member Abdul Momin were hospitalized while the rest of the members were quarantined in Bilal Majid.

Last night, six local members returned to their native Okara City while on Thursday morning five foreigners were taken to the Zakaria Tableeghi Markaz in Rawalpindi which had already been declared as a quarantine facility.

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