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Complete lockdown imposed in multiple areas of Karachi

The government of Sindh has imposed complete lockdown in multiple areas of Karachi’ District South from today (Friday) till July 16, to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the provincial capital.

During the lockdown, citizens will not be allowed to leave the house or roam outdoors without a mask and will not be permitted to leave the house without a legitimate reason.

According to the notification, only one person in the household will be allowed to buy items of daily use by showing his/her ID card.

In case of emergency, only one caregiver will be allowed to go out with the patient, moreover, pillion riding and all sorts of public transport will be banned.

With all businesses and shops, except grocery and medical stores, closed, industries in virus-affected areas will also remain shut. Furthermore,  hotels, restaurants, takeaways, and food delivery in the identified areas will remain suspended.

The deputy commissioners will be responsible for implementing the lockdown in the areas and those found violating the lockdown will face action in accordance with the law.

Following areas will be sealed:

Areas in Garden, Civil Lines, Lyari and Arambagh:

  • All commercial areas in Khayaban-i-Rahat, Civil Lines

  • Block 4, Clifton, Civil Lines

  • All localities in Bath Island

  • Block 5, Clifton, Civil Lines (all the areas between Khayaban-e-Saadi and Khayaban-e-Iqbal and between Bank Road and Neher-e-Khayyam, including all businesses)

  • Khori Garden Market, Kharadar, Arambagh

  • Machi Miyani Market, Kharadar, Arambagh

  • All the commercial areas of Jeelani Masjid Road, Garden

  • All the commercial areas of Hari Masjid Road, Nanakwara, Garden

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  • Doli Khata, Garden

  • Shoe Market, Garden

  • Madni Road, Lyari

  • Mosa Lane, Lyari

  • Bazarta Line, Saddar

Areas in 6 UCs of Karachi’s West district:

  • Gulshan-i-Maymar blocks X, Y and Z, UC-5 Songal, Gadap

  • Docks & Majeed Colony, UC-3, Kemari

  • Saedabad blocks 5G, 5J and A3, UC-5, Baldia

  • UC-4 Metroville blocks 1-5, SITE

  • UC-11 Data Nagar, Area A/B, Orangi

  • UC-12 Mujahid Colony (Millatabad, Gulfamabad and Aligarh Colony), Orangi

Phases I, II of Gulshan-i-Hadeed to be sealed for 5 days:

The deputy commissioner of Karachi’s Malir district has announced a smart lockdown in select areas in light of increasing Covid-19 cases.

Malir DC has ordered a lockdown of five days, from July 3-7 in “the large(r) public interest and to prevent/slow down the spread of deadly coronavirus”.

Phases I and II of UC-06, Gulshan-i-Hadeed will be sealed and all commercial markets, shopping malls and superstores and markets in the main streets of the area will remain closed, a notification said.



Saman Siddiqui

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