Micro lockdown imposed in Malir as active cases surge to 330

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Staff Reporter

A micro lockdown was imposed in the Malir area on Saturday, as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the city, with positive cases in the district rising to 330.
The deputy commissioner ordered a lockdown after taking into consideration the recommendations of the Malir district health officer. The micro lockdown has been imposed in the district till October 15 in accordance with the powers conferred by Section 3(3) of the Sindh Epidemic Diseases Act 2014.
Twelve active coronavirus cases have been reported in the Jafar-e-Tayyar Cooperative Housing Society, 11 in the Malir Cantonment, five in a house in Askari-V, five more in Malir Colony, four in the Port Qasim area, three in the Bin Qasim area, three more in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, two in Saeedabad, and one each in Shadman Town and Sherpao Colony.
From September 30 to October 2, 146 restaurants in Karachi were fined Rs0.7 million and sealed for violating the coronavirus SOPs, according to the commissioner. Two restaurants in Jamshed Quarters were sealed on Saturday and eight others were issued with warnings on the same day.
Ten grocers, pharmacies and factories were sealed and fined over Rs1.8 million during the three days. Four educational institutions and nine wedding halls were also sealed. In District South, 62 wedding halls were inspected and fined Rs20,000.
Seven shops, pharmacies and factories were inspected in District South, where four were sealed and three were issued with warnings. Four were inspected in District East, where one was fined and three were sealed.
A few days ago, the Sindh government had imposed a mini smart lockdown in district south. The Creek Vista Apartments and Askari III areas in Karachi were placed under lockdown after seven active cases in each area were reported.