KARACHI: The Sindh government has imposed a ‘micro smart lockdown’ in certain COVID-19 hotspots in Karachi for two weeks.
According to a handout issued by the provincial government, the ‘micro smart lockdown’ has been imposed in 48 localities of Karachi’s district central.
While micro smart lockdown imposed in 21 localities of North Nazimabad, 12 localities of Gulberg Town, nine localities of Liaquatabad Town and four areas of North Karachi for two weeks.
All business activities, except for groceries and pharmacies, will remain closed and all public transport including taxis and rickshaws will not be allowed to move in the areas. Anyone entering or exiting the lockdown areas shall wear a mask.
Sources said that the Micro smart lockdown has been imposed in the areas on the recommendations of health officials.
On September 30, the Sindh government had imposed “micro smart lockdown” in several neighborhoods of Karachi to thwart the spread of COVID-19.
According to a notification, the government had imposed micro smart lockdown in different localities of District West, Karachi.
The district West areas that had been put under micro smart lockdown include Manghopir Union Council 8 and Gadap Town.
The novel COVID-19 has claimed 13 more lives and infected at least 361 people during the past 24 hours in Sindh province.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said there had been 13 casualties due to COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, raising the total death to 2,512, besides infecting 361 others.
The chief minister further said that 11689 samples were tested against which 361 cases were detected that constituted a three percent infection rate.