Smart lockdown imposed in District Central
The Sindh government has barred the people of Karachi from going out after 8pm unless absolutely necessary.
In a coronavirus task force meeting on Monday, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah instructed the Sindh inspector-general to limit movement in the city. The police will take action against people out for no reason.
On Monday, the government imposed a smart lockdown in the following neighbourhoods of Karachi’s District Central:
The new orders will remain in force for two weeks till June 6, 2021. Entry and exit points of the localities have been sealed and people won’t be allowed inside without masks.
Businesses, markets, offices, and shopping malls in the areas will stay closed. Only pharmacies, convenience stores, and grocery shops will remain open. Takeaways and deliveries won’t be allowed as well.
In hospitals and clinics, one attendant will be allowed with a patient. Public transport and pillion riding in these areas will be banned as well.
All assistant commissioners have been told to ensure implementation of the orders in coordination with the police.
In a media briefing on Sunday, CM Murad Ali Shah said the province can’t afford any relaxations as the infection rate has crossed 8%.
Markets, malls, and shops in the province will be allowed to stay open from 6am to 6pm. Other restrictions announced were: