Smart lockdown imposed in Karachi, Islamabad areas amid Omicron wave

KP Health Department also places Malakand localities under smart lockdown

By: News Desk
Published: 11:19 AM, 23 Jan, 2022
Smart lockdown imposed in Karachi, Islamabad areas amid Omicron wave
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The administrations in Karachi and Islamabad have decided to impose smart lockdowns keeping in view the surging cases of coronavirus, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday. 

The Omicron-driven fifth wave has led the Karachi authorities to take immediate measures to arrest the speeding virus which keeps on infecting people at a ratio exceeding 40%. The administration has imposed a micro smart lockdown in four towns of central district including Gulberg, North Karachi, Liaquatabad and North Liaquatabad. 

People have been asked to wear masks and unnecessary movement is banned. 

The Islamabad administration has also decided to enforce smart lockdown in various streets. These include: Sector G6 Street Nos. 80, 79, 59, 56 and 52; Sector F10-IV; Street Nos. 50, 52 and 53; Sector G-11 II Street Nos. 21, 15, and 46; Sector F-11 II Street Nos. 21, 23 and 28; Sector F-8 I Street Nos. 31, 35, 37, 38, 42 and 44; and Sector F-8 III Street Nos. 5,6, 10, 11, and 17. 

In Lahore, the Omicron cases are surging with every passing day. On Sunday, 84 new Omicron variant cases were recorded raising the tally to 821.

Also Read: Pakistan logs over 7,000 coronavirus infections, 20 deaths in a day

Pakistan has registered new 7,586 coronavirus infections and 20 deaths during the last 24 hours (Saturday) amid fresh wave of Covid-19 triggered by the Omicron variant, showed the figures released by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday morning.

As per the NCOC data, after the addition of 20 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 29,097 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,367,605 after adding the fresh 7,586 cases.

Smart lockdown in Malakand

The Health Department in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has imposed micro smart lockdown in two localities of Malakand after the number of Omicron variant’s active cases shot up to 53 in the district.

According to Health Department spokesman Dr Sagheer Al-Maani, the department with the help of the district administration introduced restrictions in the areas of Tota Khan and Thana Jalala where residents of two houses were placed under quarantine.

Reporters Junaid Feroz and Saba Bajeer