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Sindh govt imposes micro smart lockdown in Karachi’s district Central

KARACHI: Micro smart lockdown has been imposed in District Central of Karachi for two weeks amid the second wave of the COVID-19.

According to a notification issued by the Sindh government, three subdivisions of the district were put under micro lockdown from December 30th to 13th January 2021.

“Pursuant to the recommendations of the district health officer regarding the emerging hotspots with respect to the spread of COVID-19 in various areas of the district central, the second wave of the COVID-19, is becoming imminent to spread, which may lead to a potential public health emergency for the general public,” said the notification.

Different areas of North Karachi and North Nazimabad have been placed under the micro smart lockdown. The district administration placed many areas of six UCs – 2,4,5,6,8, 11 – of Gulbarg while in North Karachi, five UCs – 2,3,5,6,9 – were put under lockdown.

Pillion riding, social and trade activities will be banned in the areas. Movement of people residing in areas shall be strictly restricted and only grocery shops, medical stores, bakeries shall be allowed to remain open, read the notification.

All kinds of industrial units in these areas will also remain closed and no home delivery or takeaway of any sort will be allowed from restaurants.

Another 55 people have lost their lives in Pakistan due to the global epidemic coronavirus and the total number of deaths has risen to 10,047.

According to the National Command and Control Center, 2,155 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 477,240. In Pakistan, 430,113 coronavirus patients have recovered and 37,080 are undergoing treatment.