The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government has decided to impose a complete lockdown in a district of the federally administered area amid rising COVID-19 cases.

According to details, the AJK government has decided to impose a lockdown in the Poonch district after the positivity ratio in the region reached an unexpected 27 percent.

The educational institutes in the district will also remain close in the district for two weeks.

The latest statistics shared by the National Command Operations Centre (NCOC) showed that the active COVID-19 cases in the province have reached an alarming level of 13,176. "The COVID-19 deaths in AJK has reached 363 while11,098 have so far recovered," the NCOC data shows.