Southern District Deputy Commissioner Irshad Ali Sodhar visited Dolmen Mall in Clifton on Saturday to inspect the implementation of the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) there and ordered the sealing of shops found to be violating the rules.
He ordered the sealing of Xtreme Sindbad, A Moosajee Sons and Madras Jewelers, fined Next and asked the restaurant staff members to wear masks. He also met with representatives from the Gulf Shopping Center Association and directed them to ensure compliance with the SOP.
Meanwhile, the Karachi district administration has imposed smart and micro-lockdowns on various parts of the city as the second wave of Covid-19 appears to have gained momentum across Pakistan.
Exercising the powers assigned to him under Section 3 of the 2014 Sindh Epidemic Disease Act, District Deputy Central Commissioner Dr Raja Dharejo has imposed “separate smart locks and micro-smart locks, which will be enforced on roads and homes in the region. certain”.
According to the notice, the lockdown will remain in effect until December 4, during which 26 district areas will remain closed. They cover several areas of Gulberg City, North Nazimabad City, Firdous Colony, Nazimabad, and New Karachi.
The East Regency government, which arguably has the highest number of active cases in the entire city with 992 residents still infected, has also closed a large area.
Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali Shah’s notice stated that Gulshan City Delhi Mercantile I, Maqboolabad Society, Erum Villas near Civic Center, part of Essa Nagri and Dalmia, Gilani 6, Gulshan 1 and Gulshan 5, Jamal Colony 8, Gulshan II, Gulzar-e – Hijri 12, Faisal Cantt 14, Jamshed Town, PECHS 1 to 6, Jacob Line 9 and Garden East 11 have been closed.
In the Southern District, micro-smart lockdowns have been imposed on streets and location of certain areas of the sub-division of the Civil Line until the number of active cases has dropped to zero.
Khayaban-e-Momin fifth street DHA has five active cases in population 416, sixth street from Khayaban-e-Badban DHA has four active cases in population 516, 12th street Bath Island has four active cases in population 489 and 35th Street in Khayaban-e-Ittehad has three active cases in a population of 518.
The assistant commissioner for the Civil Line has been tasked with providing logistical support to implement the lockdown in close coordination with the Sindh Health Ministry and law enforcement agencies.
The assistant commissioner is also directed to ensure a proper lockdown security plan in coordination with the respective police inspectors. He has also been told to bring the Southern District Corporations City Corporation city commissioner, the union council, members of the locality peace committee and philanthropists on board.
The deputy commissioner of Korangi has enforced micro-smart lockdown until December 5 at the UC-2 Nasir Colony, where the total population is 181,660, at UC-7 Al-Falah City of Shah Faisal, where the total population is 96,112, and in the UC-1 Model Colony , with a population of 78,829.
As for the West District, Gadap City and several houses in Surjani City and Gulshan-e-Maymar have been closed. Manghopir’s assistant commissioner has been tasked with providing logistical support to implement the lockdown in close coordination with the health ministry and law enforcement agencies.
During the smart lock, movement of people will be restricted and masks will be mandatory for anyone entering or exiting the hotspot. Pillion mounts and any type of public transport, including ride-hailing services, will also not be permitted to operate in the area.
Only grocery stores and pharmacies are allowed to remain open, while only one person from a household can leave the house to buy food or medicine.
All types of industrial units that fell in the region will remain closed. Horseback riding is not permitted, and residents who know their home must have valid reasons for doing so.
The government has tried to set up mobile pharmacies and mobile supply stores in the area. All other businesses and industrial units in the area will remain closed, and there will be no home deliveries or takeaways. No togetherness is allowed either.