Second wave of COVID-19: Lockdowns imposed in various areas of Karachi

Second wave of COVID-19: Lockdowns imposed in various areas of Karachi

KARACHI – Following to the second wave of coronvairus, local administration in Karachi have imposed smart and micro lockdowns in parts of the city as COVID-19 cases witnessed a spike.

According to details, the smart and micro lockdowns have been imposed in Central, West, South and Korangi districts of the city.

A notification issued by the district commissioner Central read that smart lockdown will be enforced at specific places in 26 areas including Azizabad, Aliabad, Karimabad, Yaseenabad, Dastagir, Nazimabad, areas near Asghar Ali Shah Stadium, Shadman Town, North Karachi, Muslim Town and Firdous Colony.

The lockdown would remain enforced in the district for two weeks from November 20 to December 04.

Similarly, deputy commissioner Korangi also issued a notification imposing restriction on movement under smart lockdown strategy in seven areas falling under three union councils of the district.

The smart lockdown will remain in place in these areas until December 05 and would begin from 07:00 pm today. Grocery and medical stores will remain open during the restrictions and only a single person at a time would be allowed to leave home in the restricted areas after showing an identity card.

Furthermore, in district West, two areas have been put under lockdown, barring unnecessary movements in the areas amid rising COVID-19 cases. It will remain in place until December 05.

Smart Lockdown

The District South administration has imposed a micro smart lockdown in four areas of Karachi to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The lockdown has been imposed in the following areas.

5th Street, Khayaban-e-Momin (five active cases)

6th Street, Khayaban-e-Badban (four active cases)

12th Street, Bath Island (four active cases)

35th Street off Khayaban-e-Ittehad (three active cases)

The following instructions have been issued for the areas mentioned above.

People must wear masks while entering or exiting these areas.

Unnecessary movement of area residents has been restricted.

No private/family get-together will be allowed in homes.

No gatherings of three or more persons allowed in public spaces.

People who testes positive shall be quarantined at their houses and would not be allowed to mix with others unless they test negative

The Civil Lines assistant commissioner has been directed to provide logistic support for the implementation of the order. The lockdown has been imposed in close coordination with the health department and law enforcement agencies.