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Karachi: Smart lockdown imposed in three areas of District Central

Authorities in Karachi on Wednesday have imposed a mini smart lockdown in three areas of District Central after an increase in coronavirus cases.

According to a notification, smart lockdowns have been imposed in three subdivisions, including North Karachi, Gulberg, and North Nazimabad, from December 30 till January 13, 2021.

The ban has been imposed on pillion riding, large gatherings, and commercial activities during the lockdown period, says the notification.

Meanwhile, General stores where groceries and basic necessities are available, as well as medical stores, will remain open, the notification said.

However, industrial units in these areas will remain closed till January 13, 2021.

Food takeaways and home delivery by restaurants will also be prohibited during the lockdown, the notification added.

The notification further added that only one person will be allowed to travel with a patient in case if If someone has to go to the hospital. Online taxis and other forms of public transport have been banned from the designated areas.

On Monday, authorities imposed micro smart lockdowns in seven union councils of Karachi’s District West.

According to a notification from the deputy commissioner, the lockdown came into effect on December 29 and will stay in place until January 11, 2021.

In the last 24 hours, 989  COVID-19 cases were detected in Karachi among the total of 1,232 cases from  Sindh.

According to the Sindh chief minister Murad Ali Shah’s daily COVID-19 briefing, as many as 448 cases were reported in District East, 251 South, 90 Korangi, 77 Central, 66 West, and 57 Malir, the chief minister added.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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