KARACHI: Authorities have imposed micro smart lockdowns in four districts of Karachi as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise.
According to a notification 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 stated 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, two areas of District West have been placed under micro smart lockdowns, while a similar restriction will be imposed in Gadap Town.
The deputy commissioners ordered that micro smart lockdowns are to be enforced in the streets and localities of the specified areas in these sub-divisions until active cases come down to zero. The restrictions will come into force from 12am today till 7PM on December 5.
The smart lockdown has also been imposed in four areas of district South and the deputy commissioner of the area said that it would remain implemented unless the COVID-19 cases witness a decline. Karachi has remained most affected by coronavirus after has reported 859 cases in the past 24 hours