Covid-19: ‘Micro-smart lockdown’ enforced in Karachi – News | Instant News


Under the new restrictions, the entry of unnecessary people into the area has been restricted, while residents are required to wear face masks.

Due to the emergence of at least 22 new coronavirus cases in Karachi, the Sindh government has implemented ‘micro-smart lockdowns’ in the Covid-19 hotspot of the provincial capital.

The move on Wednesday came after the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) expressed serious concern over the increase in Covid-19 cases, particularly in Karachi, which accounted for nearly half of new cases registered across the country the previous day. The Express Tribune.

NCOC said in its daily update that the country registered 747 new cases as of Tuesday, of which at least 365 were reported in Karachi.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Karachi reported 221 cases out of a total of 311 in Sindh, according to provincial authorities, while the city has reported most of Pakistan’s cases since the pandemic began.

According to Sindh Health Secretary Zahid Abassi, the new micro-smart lock was enforced at UC-8 city, Manghopir and Gadap City area on Wednesday night.

Under the new restrictions, the entry of unnecessary people into the area has been restricted, while residents are required to wear face masks.

In addition, public transport and pillion are prohibited along with public gatherings, while trade and commercial activities have been suspended.

Only shops selling essential items and pharmacies remain open, while one person from the household can leave the house at a time for necessary activities.

As of Thursday, Pakistan had reported a total of 312,806 coronavirus cases, with 6,484 deaths.



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