The local administration of Karachi, as part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, has decided to impose a smart lockdown in the several areas of the most populated city of the country.
According to the details shared by the authorities, five towns in District West, Karachi have been identified as the virus hotspots and the authorities have decided to put these areas under the smart lockdown to contain the further spread of the deadly virus.
The details further said that the five towns in Karachi include Gadap, Baldia, Kemari, SITE, and Orangi.
The District Health Officer Dr. Shafique Ahmad, in his letter to the Deputy Commissioner Karachi West, identified 16 union councils (UCs) in the megacity’s west where the smart lockdown should be imposed.
On the other hand, the residents and the industrialists of the city of lights should gear themselves up for a surge in the hours of power outages in the next few days, as warned by KE.
According to the statement issued by the K-Electric spokesperson, during the past few months, the demand for electricity has surged across the city and that has led to a reduction in the stock of the furnace oil.