Smart lockdown imposed in more Karachi’s District Central areas

KARACHI: Keeping in view the rising COVID-19 menace in the country as the virus comes back stronger the third time, the district administration today (Tuesday) imposed a “smart” lockdown in four towns of the city’s District Central.

According to a notification issued in this regard, the lockdown imposed will remain in effect starting May 4  to May 18 (two weeks) covering the Eid holidays as well.

Areas of the central district’s four towns: Gulberg, North Karachi, Liaquatabad and North Nazimabad, will see micro smart lockdown where at the moment 77 active COVID patients are present as per records.

The lockdown is being imposed on the recommendations of District Healht Officials who based his observations on the daily stats. As per details, the movement of those living in these areas under lockdown shall be restricted.

All public transport including private ride-hailing services will be restricted to enter these areas as well, the notification said. Separately, not even home delivery or take away service will be allowed.