Two-week smart lockdown begins in Covid-19 hotspots


The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and district administration on Thursday sealed off COVID-19 hotspots in the city, following Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani’s orders amid rising virus cases from these areas, our correspondent reported. The Rangers and police sealed hotspots in 43 union councils of the city and put water tankers and tents at entry and exit points of these areas to restrict any movement. Announcements were also made from mosques, urging people to stay indoors. The authorities have also shut down all shops and public and private transport in the vicinity of these areas. The police have also warned the lockdown violators of legal action. Any movement in the sensitive areas would be banned during the lockdown, while only grocery shops and pharmacies will be allowed to remain open. No takeaway or delivery will be allowed. Earlier, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had issued a list of 20 cities identified as coronavirus hotspots across Pakistan. Grocery stores and pharmacies will be open during specific times as given by the home department on June 1. All other businesses have to stay closed. No factories can operate. Only one person can leave the house to get groceries and will have to show their CNIC. Only one attendant can accompany a sick person in need of medical care. The government will make every effort to provide rations, mobile dispensaries and mobile utility store services. District Korangi: Korangi Town’s UC-2 Makhdoom Bilawal, Qayyumabad A& B, Allahwalla Town, Nasir Colony, P&T Colony, Darrusalam. Malir Town’s UC-1 Moinabad Phase 3, S1, 35/3 Model Colony, Jaffar Bagh and Nashtar Square.LandhiTown’s UC-9 36-B Area near Street Rehmania Masjid, Awami Colony, Imambargah Wali Asar area and Power House area. Shah Faisal Town’s UC-7 Millat Town, Al-Falah Society and Malir Halt and UC-9 CAA Colony, Cantt Bazaar and Old Iqbalabad. District South: UC Karachi cantonment’s Bizerta Line and Doli Khata, UCKharadar-3’s Lea Market, UCSaddar-8: Burnes Road, MA Jinnah Road, main Saddar, Urdu Bazaar, UC Phase VI: Khayaban-e-Badar and Muhafiz, UCLyari: Agra Taj 2 and Bihar Colony. District East: Gulshan Town’s, UC-1 Muhammad Ali Society, UC-2 Bahadaruabad and Block 14, UC-4 EssaNagri, UC-6 Block 13 (A&C), UC-7 Gulshan-e-Jamal, UC-8 13-D/II, UC-9 Block 7, UC-10 Blocks 14, 15, 11, Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 2, UC-12 Sachal Goth and Rabia Petal, UC-13 Safoora, UC-14 Rufi Lake Drive Inn and Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 13. Jamshed Town’s; UC-6 PECHS Block 2 Tariq Road and Block 6, UC-7 PECHS Block II and Block 6, UC-8 Balti Mohalla, UC-10 Martin Quarters and Fatima Jinnah Colony, UC-11 Jamaat Khana, Jehangir Road Quarters No 2, Jehangir Road No. 1 Teen Hatti and Bijli Ground, UC-12 Soldier Bazaar, Numaish. District West, UC-3 (Isman Nagar) Naval Colony, Sector 4, UC-4 (Metroville) Block 3, UC-5 (Saeedabad) Area 5G, 5J, A3, UC-5 (Songal) Gulshan-e-Maymar and KhudakiBasti Phase 2, UC-6 (Frontier Colony) Sector 4 & 5 Malakand Hospital, Ismaili quarters, UC-6 (Ghaziabad) Christian Colony. District Malir, UC-1 Muzzafarabad’s D-Area main commercial market road from 50-bed hospital to 52 Wing Pakistan Rangers, Old Area, Jacob Line, Majeed Colony sectors I and II, MuzzafarabadRehri Road main markets from Hospital Chowrangi to HussainChowrangi, UC-3 (Cattle Colony) Road No 9, complete Commercial market area. Gulshan-e-Hadeed commercial markets of Phase I and II, UC-3 Dawood Chowrangi to 89 Petrol pump, UC-4 Quaidabad, Goshtgali, Murgh Khana, MajeedPanwala area near mobile market, UC-5 Jaffer-e-Tayyar’s Jinnah square commercial market. District Central, Gulberg, selected streets of Joharabad, North Karachi Sector 11-E, select streets of Anarkali market.