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ISLAMABAD, Jan 25 (APP): COVID-19 cases continued to surge in the federal capital as 102 new Corona cases were reported in city during the last 24 hours, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Monday.

According to an official, as many as 84 cases were reported on Sunday while 81 cases were reported on Saturday.

He said so far 40,815 cases were reported from the federal capital while 468 deaths were reported from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). He added that 38,737 patients had been recovered completely.

Meanwhile, on the direction of Ministry of National Health Services, the district administration of Islamabad had continued smart lockdown in different streets of the
capital to reduce transmission of the infection in the selected streets and other sectors.

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They also started taking actions for violating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to corona while visiting marriage halls, markets and petrol pumps by its inspection teams.

The administration also sealed schools, shops, workshop and restaurants on violation of SOPs. The inspection teams also issued notices to marriage halls besides imposing fines on owners of different shops.

Commenting on the situation, an official of Ministry of National Health Services said several local level administrative decisions were made to control the disease.

He advised citizens to continue following social distancing, use of mask and other precautionary measures to stop increasing local transmission of COVID-19 in the city.

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He said the government had adopted effective strategy to combat COVID-19 that resulted reduction in corona cases in the country.

He said a strategy was made to control corona keeping in view the global information, focusing on data with integration of local data in a scientific way.