KARACHI: The Sindh government has ramped up the COVID-19 restrictions as the provincial authorities announced micro smart lockdowns in several areas of the city’s District Central till June 15.
According to a notification from the district’s deputy commissioner officer issued on Tuesday, the government has decided to impose a lockdown to curb COVID-19 cases in the areas.
One hundred and twenty-seven COVID-19 patients are residing in Gulberg, North Karachi, Liaqatabad, and North Nazimabad, the notification said. Wearing masks has been made mandatory for people residing in the affected areas.
All businesses, industrial activities, pillion riding, and unnecessary movement of people will remain suspended till June 15, the notification added.
On May 30, the Sindh government had imposed a micro smart lockdown in various areas of Karachi’s district central for two weeks.
According to a notification issued on Sunday, the deputy commissioner put different areas of Gulberg Town, North Karachi, Liaquatabad Town and North Nazimabad under micro-smart lockdown from 30th of May to 13th of June.
“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, a second wave of the COVID-19, is becoming imminent to spread, which may lead to a potential public health emergency for the general public,” it added.