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Smart lockdown enforced in Karachi

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi division has imposed a complete lockdown in specified Unions Councils of Karachi for two weeks from 18 June to 2 July 2020 to control the spread of the coronavirus in the megacity.

According to the notification, on the recommendation of the Sindh Health Department and Deputy Commissioners of Karachi division, regarding emergency hotspots with respect to the spread of COVID-19 in the following Union Councils, it has been hereby ordered that a complete lockdown is to be enforced in the localities of the specified areas in these UCs for two weeks.

The following standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be encored in these high-risk UCs of all districts. The movement of people residing in these areas under lockdown will be restricted. Anyone entering or exiting the lockdown area must wear a mask without any exception. Only grocery shops, convenience stores, and pharmacies will be allowed to remain open in these areas. No home deliveries or take away of any sort shall be permitted. All kinds of industrial units falling in these areas will remain closed, and the lockdown will be operational from 7:00 pm on 18 June, and it will remain effective till 2 July 2020.

All deputy commissioners have been directed to make implementation plans and enforce the above order letter. Violators shall be penalized under the directives of the home department.

-MN Report

June 20, 2020

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