Amidst increasing Coronavirus cases in the country, the Karachi administration on Monday announced new Covid-19 restrictions for restaurants to be imposed from tomorrow (Tuesday.
According to the details, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani imposes ban on dining services in all Karachi restaurants from Tuesday in the wake of second wave of Coronavirus.
Only open-air restaurants have been allowed to continue dine-in services, the order states.
He said that new restrictions will help in controlling the spread of the virus.
The Karachi commissioner has directed all deputy commissioners of the city to ensure the implementation of new orders.
Earlier on November 22, Karachi had witnessed a micro and smart lockdown in various parts after steady increase in Coronavirus cases.
According to the order, movement of people residing in areas of Karachi under the smart lockdown shall be strictly restricted.
Only grocery shops, convenience stores and pharmacies allowed to remain open during specific timings, the order stated.
The streets of affected areas have closed with deployment of policemen.
According to reports, lockdown imposed in areas in Civic Centre, Essa Nagri, Gulshan-i-Iqbal Blocks 1, 2, 10-A, 13-C, 19, 13-D, 4-G, 13, 14, 15, and 10, Blocks 10, 12, 3, 8 and 7-G in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Blocks 2 and Block 6 in PECHS, Jacob Lines and Baloch Para.
In district Central, several houses along with streets in different parts placed under micro-smart lockdown. The lockdown also imposed at houses located in Blocks 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19 in Federal B. Area, Blocks B, C, D, G, L and N of North Nazimabad and some sectors of North Karachi.
According to reports, in district East, over 70 houses and flats placed under micro-smart lockdown.
In District South, 5th Street, Khayaban-e-Momin, 6th Street, Khayaban-e-Badban, 12th Street, Bath Island and 35th Street off Khayaban-e-Ittehad in DHA were placed under micro-smart lockdown until the active cases came down to zero.
Moreover, in Korangi, three houses in sub-division Korangi, and two houses each in Shah Faisal and Model Colony were placed under micro lockdown.
In district West, Surjani Town police station and a flat in Gulshan-e-Maymar in Gadap Town affected with micro-smart lockdown.