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Karachi: List of areas to get locked down for two weeks for being coronavirus hotspots

A number of areas in Karachi are being locked down for two weeks for being coronavirus hotspots due to emerging COVID-19 cases, from 7 pm today, June 18 to July 2.

Karachi Commissioner’s Office has released a list of locations in all six union councils of the metropolis that have been identified as coronavirus hotspots and will be put under “complete lockdown” today.

According to the notification, the movement of people in those areas will be “strictly restricted” while only grocery shops. pharmacies and convenience stores will be allowed to remain open.

Anyone entering or exiting will have to wear a mask, the movement will be restricted and no private family get-togethers will be allowed.

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No takeaway or delivery will be allowed and no public transport or ride-hailing services will be allowed. 

Furthermore, Only one person can leave the house to get groceries and will have to show their CNIC. Only one attendant can accompany a sick person in need of medical care.

The government will make every effort to provide rations, mobile dispensaries, and mobile utility store services, say the notification.

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The list of areas being locked down is as follows:

District Korangi:
Korangi Town’s UC-2 Makhdoom Bilawal, Qayyumabad A & B, Allahwalla Town, Nasir Colony, P&T Colony, Darrusalam.
Malir Town’s UC-1 Moinabad Phase 3, S1, 35/3 Model Colony, Jaffar Bagh and Nashtar Square.
Landhi Town’s UC-9 36-B Area near Street Rehmania Masjid, Awami Colony, Imambargah Wali Asar area, and Power House area.
Shah Faisal Town’s UC-7 Millat Town, Al-Falah Society and Malir Halt and UC-9 CAA Colony, Cantt Bazaar, and Old Iqbalabad.

District South:
UC Karachi cantonment’s Bizerta Line and Doli Khata
UC Kharadar-3’s Lea Market
UC Saddar-8: Burnes Road, MA Jinnah Road, main Saddar, Urdu Bazaar
UC Phase VI: Khayaban-e-Badar and Muhafiz
UC Lyari: Agra Taj 2 and Bihar Colony

District East:
Gulshan Town’s
UC-1 Muhammad Ali Society
UC-2 Bahadaruabad and Block 14
UC-4 Essa Nagri
UC-6 Block 13 (A&C)
UC-7 Gulshan-e-Jamal
UC-8 13-D/II
UC-9 Block 7
UC-10 Blocks 14, 15, 11, Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 2
UC-12 Sachal Goth and Rabia Petal
UC-13 Safoora
UC-14 Rufi Lake Drive Inn and Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 13

Jamshed Town’s
UC-6 PECHS Block 2 Tariq Road and Block 6
UC-7 PECHS Block II and Block 6
UC-8 Balti Mohalla
UC-10 Martin Quarters and Fatima Jinnah Colony
UC-11 Jamaat Khana, Jehangir Road Quarters No 2, Jehangir Road No. 1 Teen Hatti and Bijli Ground
UC-12 Soldier Bazaar, Numaish

District West
UC-3 (Isman Nagar) Naval Colony, Sector 4
UC-4 (Metroville) Block 3
UC-5 (Saeedabad) Area 5G, 5J, A3
UC-5 (Songal) Gulshan-e-Maymar and Khuda ki Basti Phase 2
UC-6 (Frontier Colony) Sector 4 & 5 Malakand Hospital, Ismaili quarters
UC-6 (Ghaziabad) Christian Colony

District Malir
UC-1 Muzzafarabad’s D-Area main commercial market road from a 50-bed hospital to 52 Wing Pakistan Rangers, Old Area, Jacob Line, Majeed Colony sectors I and II, Muzzafarabad Rehri Road main markets from Hospital Chowrangi to Hussain Chowrangi
UC-3 (Cattle Colony) Road No 9, complete Commercial market area
Gulshan-e-Hadeed commercial markets of Phase I and II
UC-3 Dawood Chowrangi to 89 Petrol pump
UC-4 Quaidabad, Gosht Gali, Murghi Khana, Majeed Panwala area near the mobile market
UC-5 Jaffer-e-Tayyar’s Jinnah square commercial market

District Central
Gulberg, selected streets of Joharabad
North Karachi Sector 11-E, select streets of Anarkali market


Saman Siddiqui

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