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Micro-smart lockdown imposed in Karachi’s Malir area after rise in virus cases


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

04th Oct, 2020. 10:38 am
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Micro smart lockdown in Malir

A micro lockdown was imposed in Karachi’s Malir area on Saturday after a quick spike in Coronavirus cases.

The micro lockdown has been imposed in the district till October 15 in accordance with the powers conferred by Section 3(3) of the Sindh Epidemic Diseases Act 2014.

The deputy commissioner ordered a lockdown after taking into consideration the recommendations of the Malir district health officer.

Twelve active coronavirus cases have been reported in the Jafar-e-Tayyar Cooperative Housing Society, 11 in the Malir Cantonment, five in a house in Askari-V, five more in Malir Colony, four in the Port Qasim area, three in the Bin Qasim area, three more in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, two in Saeedabad, and one each in Shadman Town and Sherpao Colony.

Over 140 restaurants sealed for violating COVID-19 SOPs

From September 30 to October 2, 146 restaurants in Karachi were fined Rs0.7 million and sealed for violating the coronavirus SOPs, according to the commissioner.

Ten grocers, pharmacies and factories were sealed and fined over Rs1.8 million during the three days. Four educational institutions and nine wedding halls were also sealed. In District South, 62 wedding halls were inspected and fined Rs20,000.

Thirty restaurants were inspected in District East, 14 in District Malir and 12 in District West. Nine were also inspected in District Central, where five were issued with warnings and two were sealed. Forty were inspected in District Korangi, where 10 were issued with warnings and seven were sealed.

Twelve educational institutions were inspected in District South, where four were sealed. Twenty-five were inspected in District West, where nine were issued with warnings. Six were inspected in District Central and three in District Malir, where all of them were issued with warnings.

Sindh govt imposes lockdown in Creek Vista Apartments, Askari III

Earlier, the Sindh government had imposed a mini smart lockdown in district south. The Creek Vista Apartments and Askari III areas in Karachi were placed under lockdown after seven active cases in each area were reported.

On Saturday, more eight Coronavirus related deaths were reported in Pakistan, pushing the death toll from the disease to 6,507.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), as many as 35,071 samples were tested during this period, out of which 553 turned out to be positive.

The number of Covid-19 cases across the country has reached 313,984 with the addition of the new cases.

There are 8,884 active Coronavirus cases as 298,593 patients have recuperated from the infection.

Coronavirus Tests And Recoveries

More than 3.6 million tests have been conducted in the country. 511 of the patients under treatment at various hospitals across the country are said to be in critical condition.

Coronavirus Province-Wise Details

So far, Sindh has reported 137,783 cases of the coronavirus, Punjab 99,665, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 37,908, Balochistan 15,323, Islamabad 16,713, Gilgit Baltistan 3,816, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir 2,776.

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