On Sunday, the local authorities in Karachi decided to impose micro and smart lockdowns in numerous parts of the city after noticing a rapid increase in the COVID-19 cases.
As per the reports, the movement of people existing in areas under the smart lockdown shall be strictly constrained and only grocery shops, convenience stores, bakeries, and pharmacies shall be allowed to remain open during specific timings.
Moreover, the streets of affected areas have been closed with hurdles and positioning of policemen.
The lockdown has been imposed in areas like; Delhi Mercantile Society-1, Civic Centre, Essa Nagri, Civic Centre, Gulshan-i-Iqbal Blocks 1, 2, 10-A, 13-C, 19, 13-D, 4-G, 13, 14, 15, and 10, Blocks 10, 12, 3, 8 and 7-G in Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Gulzar-i-Hijri, Blocks 2 and Block 6 in PECHS, Jacob Lines and Baloch Para.
In district Central, several houses along with streets in different parts were placed under micro-smart lockdown. The lockdown also imposed at houses located in Blocks 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19 in Federal B. Area, Blocks B, C, D, G, L and N of North Nazimabad, Firdous Colony in Nazimabad, and some sectors of North Karachi.
Whereas in district east, over seventy houses and flats were placed under micro-smart lockdown.
In District South, 5th Street, Khayaban-i-Momin, 6th Street, Khayaban-i-Badban, 12th Street, Bath Island, and 35th Street off Khayaban-i-Ittihad in DHA were placed under micro-smart lockdown until the active cases came down to zero.
In district Korangi, 3 houses in sub-division Korangi, and 2 houses each in Shah Faisal and Model Colony were placed under micro lockdown.
On the other hand, in district West, Surjani Town police station and a flat in Gulshan-i-Maymar in Gadap Town were placed under micro-smart lockdown.