Micro smart lockdown imposed in Karachi Central District
The Sindh government has imposed a micro-smart lockdown in the Karachi Central District (KCD) for the next two weeks due to an increase in coronavirus cases a day after authorities imposed a smart lockdown in Kemari district, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
During the last 24 hours (Wednesday), Sindh reported 885 new cases of COVID-19 taking the tally to 275,081 and three patients breathed their last battling the deadly virus taking the tally to 4,562, according to the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC).
The authorities notified that citizens will have to wear the mask mandatory in the micro smart lockdown areas of Karachi Central District including Gulberg, Nazimabad and North Karachi. The business activities will be allowed as per usual till May 5.
The authorities took the decision after 13 new COVID-19 cases were reported from three sub-divisions. “All kinds of public gatherings are banned while positive COVID-19 patients will go spend their quarantine time in their homes.” Karachi admiration issued a notification in this regard.
A day earlier, the Sindh government imposed a smart lockdown in the Kemari district for the next two weeks. Smart lockdowns was imposed in seven union councils (UCs) hotspots of Covid-19, where the coronavirus cases ratio is comparatively higher than the other localities of Karachi.
Kemari is located on Karachi’s harbour and home to the majority of fishermen and best known for its fish market.