Young Volunteers from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral residing in Islamabad have volunteered their selves to help Islamabad Capital Territory Police to maintain peace and avoid social gatherings during lockdown around the G-9 Sector of the city. The Pandemic of COVID-19 has affected more than 2700 people in the country, 68 being reported from the Federal Capital of Islamabad.
The duties of the young volunteer are assisting the police to maintain social distancing in the markets, and prayer areas especially Jumma prayers. Markets are directed to be closed at 8 pm sharp in the Pandemic days and young volunteers with the police request shopkeepers to close their business in the directed time. The opened shops are grocery stores, general stores, superstores, medical stores, and milk shops. Islamabad Police has highly appreciated and encouraged the services of the volunteers in this hard time and has been able to maintain a distant situation around the sector.
Just to clarify, the volunteers belong to the Ismaili community and most of them are university students.
Maintaining social distance is the only cure for this virus as there is no vaccine or medicine available for it. Medical Experts urge to take care of yourselves by staying inside your houses for a few days until this virus gets over.
The numbers of Corona cases are rapidly increasing in the country with more than 70 patients being reported on a daily basis. The partial lockdown in the country is in progress till 14 April and expected to get longer depending upon the increase in the cases of COVID-19.