The Government of Sindh has imposed a mini smart lockdown two areas of Manghopir, Karachi today.
This move came after Karachi witnessed an abrupt increase in the coronavirus cases this week.
According to the notification released by the Deputy Commissioner Karachi West’s office, A two-week lockdown has been imposed in the two areas in Manghopir- Saima Villas and Samama City.
Both have a combined population of 4,000 people approximately.
According to the notification, the entrance of unnecessary persons is restricted, including the movement of all public transport. However, shops selling necessary items, and pharmacies are allowed to remain open during the lockdown.
On the other hand, Karachi Commissioner Sohail Rajput ordered action against restaurants and wedding halls violating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
While presiding over a meeting with the city administration and provincial health department, the commissioner has ordered to seal schools, restaurants, and marriage halls violating SOPs.
Coronavirus in Pakistan
According to the Government’s COVID-19 portal, 543 new cases of coronavirus surfaced in the country after tests of 34239 people were conducted over the last twenty-four hours.
According to the latest statistics, the pandemic claimed the lives of five more people during the last twenty-four hours.
297,497 patients have so far recovered from the disease. There are now 8,825 active cases in the country.