ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: No new Coronavirus Case has surfaced in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) in the last 48 hours, an evident of tireless efforts of the district administration which are yielding positive fruits now.
As many as 131 people in the Federal Capital have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 to date, and of them, 15 have recuperated while one female patient has died.
However, as per the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat, they have tested 300 suspected people in the ICT in the last 48 hours but none of them has been tested positive.
Hamza Shafqaat said that they ensured that the lockdown was abided by with letter and spirit and conducted door-to-door surveillance.
The Deputy Commissioner also appreciated the cooperation by the people as they followed the safety measures; otherwise, he added that the disease would have spread exponentially in the Federal Capital.
“If this discipline continues I am quite hopeful that we will win the first battle,” he tweeted on Tuesday.
The Deputy Commissioner Islamabad further said that initially they had to seal Bhara Kahu, Shahzad Town, and Rimsha Colony after they appeared to be fast-turning into Coronavirus epicenters, and now Taramari Chowk remains sealed.
“We are providing food to every house there (Taramari Chowk area). It’s a challenge but we have to take difficult decisions to save lives,” he added.
Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat said that the policy of sealing the COVID-19 hit areas worked well, and resultantly the spread of the virus was halted.
Furthermore, he said that in the ICT, out of 2,000 international passengers tested for the virus, around 37 were found positive.
The Deputy Commissioner appealed to the people to keep extending cooperation with the administration, and assured them all-out efforts from their part for a safe and healthy future.
“I assure you Islamabad that we are working very hard. Health Teams have taken this as a Jihad. Please support them. Please cooperate. Please bear with us. Ignore our shortcomings. In Sha Allah Ramazan will bring good news,” Hamza Shafqaat said.