Six neighbourhoods in Karachi’s District West and five in District South are being sealed from today (Friday) as part of the Sindh government’s smart lockdown.
Neighbourhoods of the District West will be sealed from midnight on July 3 till 7pm on July 17. Meanwhile, the mentioned areas of District South will be under lockdown till 12am on July 16.
The government has been imposing ‘smart lockdowns’ in areas where more coronavirus cases are reported.
During the smart lockdown, movement is restricted and masks are necessary. Pillion riding and all sorts of public transport including ride-hailing services will also remain suspended.
Only grocery stores and pharmacies will be allowed to remain open and only one person per household can leave to buy food or medicine.
The notification read that the government will try to set up mobile dispensaries and mobile utility stores in these areas.
All other businesses and industrial units in these areas will be closed. There will also be no home delivery or takeaway.
No private/family get-togethers are allowed either.