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Quetta has been identified as one of the 20 cities of the country with potential coronavirus hotspots. The NCOC identified 20 cities including Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Swat, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Sialkot, Gujrat, Ghotki, Larkana, Khairpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Malakand and Mardan as potential COVID19 hotspots.

This was revealed in a press release issued by the NCOC on Monday evening.

The NCOC’s strategy of TTQ was formulated to keep the spread of the novel coronavirus in check as different sectors of the economy were allowed to reopen.

The deadly virus continues to increase in the above-mentioned cities with every passing day. In Balochistan, most of the cases have been reported from Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

Secretary health Balochistan, Dostain Jamaldini while addressing a press conference also warned of increasing cases of the novel coronavirus in the days to come. He said strictly selected lockdown to contain the deadly virus was on cards in Balochistan.

He said 30 out of a total of 33 districts of Balochistan were affected by the deadly virus and only three districts were safe from the virus so far. Death ratio also increased in the province since the people refused to follow the concept of social-distancing, Mr. Jamaldini stated.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.