Smart, micro lockdown to be imposed in all districts of Karachi; notification issued

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

20th Nov, 2020. 05:29 pm
Micro, smart lockdown

Karachi’s administration has on Friday announced to impose micro and smart lockdown across the city after rapis increase in deadly virus cases.

According to the details, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani, in a meeting attended by DCs and DHOs, took the decision to impose smart lockdown in the South, Central, East and West districts of Karachi.

Meanwhile, micro smart lockdown to be imposed in Korangi and Malir districts of the city. Shalwani said notification in this context will be issued today or tomorrow (Saturday).

The number of coronavirus cases in Karachi is rapidly increasing and the people are frequently found violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

the Sindh government has set up an emergency control room in the health department building to deal with the Covid-19 second wave.

A notification had been issued in this regard.

On the other hand, Punjab government has banned all public gatherings and indoor weddings.

A notification has also been issued by the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department in this regard. According to the notification all types of large-scale gatherings have been banned.

“Outdoor marriages and events will be allowed with an upper limit of 300 people.” It stated that all wedding hall owners and residents are obliged to follow SOPs given by the government. Wearing facemasks has been made mandatory. The order was approved by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. The decisions are aimed at containing the spread of the dread virus’s second wave, he said.

The ban will come into effect from November 20 and will last till January 31, 2021.

Current COVID-19 situation In Pakistan

Pakistan has recorded fresh 2,738 coronavirus cases and 36 deaths due to the virus during the last 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours, 36 more people fell prey to the disease, taking the fatality toll to 7,561. As many as 868 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours.

According to NCOC, the positive cases now stand at 368,665, whereas, the active cases are 33,562 in the country.

A total of 42,909 tests were conducted across the country during this period. 327,542 people have recovered from the deadly disease while 5,098,291 samples have been tested thus far.

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