A “smart” lockdown was imposed in three areas of Karachi’s Central District on Wednesday evening.
According to a Home Department notification, Gulberg, North Karachi and North Nazimabad are the areas to go for lockdown.
The lockdown will be in effect until May 5.
According to the notification, there are a total of 13 patients in the affected areas of the three areas.
The Home Department says all citizens in these areas must wear masks and unnecessary movement outside their homes is prohibited.
All traders and merchants will have to keep their shops and offices closed.
Plane riding is also banned in the area.
Families will not be allowed to hold large gatherings. Families with coronavirus care are taking care of their home.
The Home Department says the government will provide food to people in need in the areas under the lockdown.
‘UK variety arrives in Karachi’
The move follows a warning from Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechoho, who said in a video message that the UK’s corona virus had reached Karachi in a variety of forms and that 50 per cent of the samples had been found. The genome test was taken.
Dr Pechoho said the UK’s corona virus was “spreading very fast” in various forms and had already reached Karachi, having already spread to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, killing several people and causing infections.
He said that with the month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr approaching, many people are coming out for shopping. He said it was important to take precautionary measures at a time when the situation in Britain was deteriorating.
“Follow the SOPs and don’t leave your homes unless absolutely necessary,” the health minister said.
He instructed people to stay away from crowds, wash their hands frequently with soap, wear masks and maintain social distance.
“That way you can protect yourself, your relatives and family and community members.”
Dr. Pechoho encouraged people over the age of 50 to walk and get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19. “Our vaccination centers are open and open after Iftar,” he said.
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