Residence of union council Manga by force broke the lockdown and demanded facilities against coronavirus

Mohammad Riaz Mayar

MARDAN: The residence of Manga union council which was affected from coronavirus here on Friday broke the lockdown of district administration and came out from their houses and staged protest against the lack of facilities on Charsadda road and blocked the road for traffic.

District administration conducted screening of 380 people of Manga union council.

It may be noted that after the death of coronavirus patient Saadat Khan a resident of Muslimabad union council Manga the district administration on Thursday early in the morning sealed the union council Manga and deployed police in different area of the union council and restricted the residence to their houses.

The administration shifted the family members and neighbors of the deceased to Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan which was declared coronavirus quarantine facility for the suspected patients of coronavirus.

According to a statement issued by deputy commissioner Mohammad Abid Wazir screening of 380 people of the Manga union council was conducted.

322 people were declared clear during the screening process while 29 people were declared suspected and 7 patients was inserted in the isolation center and their blood sample was send to Islamabad for test.

The district administration also established 3 main coronavirus quarantine facility in the district and provide all type of facilities to these quarantine. 

Meanwhile on Friday the residence of union council Manga by force broke the lockdown of district administration and came out from their house and blocked Charsadda road for all kind of traffic as protest.

The residence accused the district administration and said that the district administration limited the residence of the union council to their houses from Thursday but there is no food and other facilities in their houses.

They demanded the government should provide them food items and other facilities in their houses if the administration want to lockdown the union council.

However later on the contingents of the security forces and police reached the spot and dispersed the people.

The district administration committed the residence that the district administration will provide them food items and other facilities.

Later on the district administration conducted pesticide spry through vehicles in the union council.