Decision to end smart lockdown in different areas of Karachi

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

03rd Jul, 2020. 12:37 am
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The Sindh government has decided to end the smart lockdown in different areas of Karachi. The lockdown will be lifted in 39 USCs of Karachi from 12 am onwards.

Commissioner Karachi said that the areas where the cases of Coronavirus will increase will be locked only there.

Commissioner Karachi said that the next health advisory for smart lockdown will be implemented and it has been decided not to extend smart lockdown immediately.

Earlier on June 2, the Sindh government has extended lockdown across the province for 15 days due to continuous increase in coronavirus cases.

The Sindh government has extended the lockdown for 15 days to curb the spread of the coronavirus. A notification issued by the Sindh Home Department said that the lockdown will remain in the province till July 15.

Sindh Home Department stated that under the lockdown restrictions, educational institutions will remain closed, business centres will be able to remain open till 7 pm while transportation to public and recreational places will remain restricted.

An order issued by the Home Department said that wedding halls, educational institutions and restaurants would remain closed and home delivery would continue till 11 pm.

Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had said that 2139 more cases of coronavirus were reported in Sindh during the last 24 hours and 29 patients died.

In Sindh, the number of deaths due to corona has risen to 1406. At present, 36803 patients are undergoing treatment. Among the patients undergoing treatment, 35131 are in homes and 158 in isolation centres. At present, 1514 patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals.

It may be recalled that on June 18, Sindh Government has finally decided to put Karachi’s coronavirus hotspots under a smart lockdown.

Smart lowdown enforced in Karachi’s most affected areas from 7:00 pm. There was a ban on any sort of movement in the affected areas.

Commissioner Karachi went on to say that employees of the affected areas should take leave from the job if their area is under lockdown. No permission will be granted to the Government officers as well to step out of their houses, said Iftikhar Shalwani.

According to the report, there will be only one entry and exit route in the affected areas. District administration, police, and rangers will be available there for supervision at the entrances and exits.

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