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Pakistan’s cities look like ghost towns under lockdown

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Pakistan’s cities look like ghost towns under lockdown

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The country on Monday finally went into the lockdown mode in order to contain the spread of novel coronavirus as the army was called in to support the civil administration in the four provinces as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir to ensure people stay at home. 

Pakistani soldiers wearing facemasks, stand guard on a deserted street during a lockdown after Sindh province government announced the closing of markets, public places and ban large gatherings amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Karachi on March 23, 2020. (Photo by Rizwan TABASSUM / AFP)
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Intercity transport only allowed for supply of food and other essential items, while public transport in cities remain shut.

Commuters ride on a deserted road during a lockdown after Sindh province government announced the closing of markets, public places and ban large gatherings amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Karachi on March 23, 2020. (Photo by Rizwan TABASSUM / AFP)
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Municipals workers spray a solution to disinfect a street in a closed market area during a lockdown in Lahore’s old city.

Photo by ARIF ALI / AFP)

A volunteer sprays disinfectant on the hands of worshippers to help curb the spread of coronavirus outside a mosque in Rawalpindi on Monday.

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A view of a downtown market seen empty during restrictions in Karachi.

AP Photo/Fareed Khan

Shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, wedding hall are all closed. No unnecessary movement of the people allowed.

A vendor carries facemasks for sale on a deserted street during a lockdown amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Lahore’s old city on March 23, 2020. (Photo by ARIF ALI / AFP)
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Security personnel stand guard after a government announced to lockdown the city concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, March 23, 2020. The vast majority of people recover from the virus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
A Pakistani police officer stops a motorcyclist after a government announced to lockdown the city concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, March 23, 2020. The vast majority of people recover from the virus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Also read: How will movement be restricted in Pakistan during the lockdown

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