The Karachi administration has decided to impose a smart lockdown on 4 city districts and mini lockdowns on 2 city districts, as the COVID-19 positive cases in Pakistan have increased at a disturbing rate.
According to the report, during a meeting that was attended by the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of the city and chaired by Commissioner Iftikhar Ali Shallwani the administrator of Karachi, this decision for the lockdown was taken.
Regarding the increase in the COVID-19 cases, the commissioner updated the DCs and gave advise to impose smart lockdowns in the most infected areas. He stated that the only way to control the spread is to impose lockdowns in the areas that have high-density populations and high-positivity ratios.
All the DCs were directed to ensure that preventive measures are taken properly and SOPs are executed within their districts.
In the meeting, it was decided that the lockdowns will be imposed in the East, West, Central, and South city districts. Also, a mini lockdown will be imposed in the Korangi and Malir areas of the city.
Commissioner Shallwani stated, “A campaign being run to ensure the following of SOPs at marriage halls, restaurants and supermarkets should continue”.