Smart lockdown imposed in more areas of city

Staff Reporter

In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 amid the third wave of the virus, the local administration on Sunday imposed micro smart lockdown in various areas of district central for two weeks.

According to a notification, the deputy commissioner put different areas of Gulberg Town, North Karachi, Liaquatabad Town and North Nazimabad under micro-smart lockdown from 30th of May to 13th of June.

“Pursuant to the recommendations of the district health officer regarding the emerging hotspots with respect to the spread of COVID-19 in various areas of the district central, second wave of the COVID-19, is becoming imminent to spread, which may lead to a potential public health emergency for the general public,” read the notification.

Earlier on Saturday, the provincial government had imposed a micro smart lockdown in multiple areas of the District Central.

According to the deputy commissioner, the entry and exit points offour union councils of Gulberg, 10 union councils of Liaquatabad, nine union councils of North Karachi and 11 union councils of North Nazimabad were sealed till June 11.

The restrictions were imposed after 203 new coronavirus cases were reported from these localities.

People have been instructed not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary and wearing masks has been made compulsory.

On Friday, 26 people in District South were fined for not wearing masks, while seven shops were sealed.

Last week, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that the Covid-19 infection rate in the province was alarming.

The government has barred the people of Karachi from going out after 8pm. Markets and malls are allowed to stay open from 6am to 6pm.

On May 25, the Sindh police had placed barricades at different areas and roads of Karachi to restrict unnecessary movement of the public to stem the spread of coronavirus.

According to details, the police implementing on the Sindh govt Covid-19 lockdown orders had set up barricades on different roads of Karachi and asking reason from the public for travel.

Sindh’s Home Department had issued on Tuesday a notification, restricting the unnecessary movement of people after 8pm from today to stem the spread of coronavirus.