Coronavirus: Islamabad shuts down shrines, gyms and swimming pools for three weeks

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The city administration decided to close all shrines, gyms, swimming pools and play areas for kids for three weeks on Tuesday. The step was taken after numerous cases of the infection were reported in Karachi, Quetta, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

The announcement was made by the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad via a tweet in which he announced the precautionary measure.
“We have closed shrines , gyms , pools , play areas etc for 3 weeks. This is in continuation of the previous bans,” he tweeted.

We have closed shrines , gyms , pools , play areas etc for 3 weeks. This is in continuation of the previous bans pic.twitter.com/ZDTNpsbhlk
— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) March 17, 2020
“i. All shrines (Darbars/Dargahs) shall remain close for 3 weeks.
ii. All gyms, physical traning camps, swimming pools shall remain closed for 3 weeks.
iii. All playing area for kids shall remain dose for 3 weeks,” read the notification.”
Nationwide tally rises to 236The nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 236 after new patients were reported from Sindh and Punjab on Tuesday.
 
Globally, 162 countries have been affected, more than 7,000 people have died and more than 184,000 infected by the disease as it spreads rapidly to new territories.
The epicentre of the outbreak has now shifted to Europe, which is recording a rapid rise in new cases every day.

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