Local administration in the city has started implementation on the NCOC directives after it imposed smart lockdown in seven union councils of KeamariDistrict amid rising Covid-19 case.
According to details, the notification for a smart lockdown has been issued by the deputy commissioner Keamari, restricting movement in three sub-divisions and seven union councils (UCs) of the city.
The notification highlighted that the micro lockdown would remain in place for 14 days from August 11 to 24 in light of the recommendations from the district health officer.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) announced to lift lockdown imposed in the Sindh province from August 09 while continuing with other restrictions on movement.
The Sindh province announced to impose lockdown in the province from July 31 until August 08 citing a spike in COVID-19 cases.
“Smart lockdown should be imposed in areas witnessing higher positivity ratio rather than a complete shutdown,” the NCOC said while also lauding the Sindh government’s measures that helped improve the vaccination process.
Earlier in the day, the government of Punjab also decided to impose micro-smart lockdown in 100 areas of Rawalpindi, another city after Karachi that is badly hit during the fourth wave.