Smart Lockdown enforced in Karachi, 41 Union Councils sealed

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KARACHI (City News) – After different areas of Punjab, especially Lahore, went under smart lockdown, many areas of Karachi have also been locked down to stop the spread of coronavirus. In total, 41 union councils of the city’s six districts have been sealed off for the duration of fourteen days.

The process of sealing off the 41 hotspot areas began as soon as 7:00 pm on Thursday, 17 Union Councils in Karachi East and 6 Union Councils in Karachi West have been cordoned off.

The UCs of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Safoora Goth, Gulistan-e-Johar Block-13 and areas of Balti Mohalla, Martin Quarters, Teen Hatti, Jahangir Road One and Two have also been closed off.

Five UCs of Korangi and South, Six of Malir and two of Central district have also been sealed. Complete lockdown has been imposed with suspension of business activitites in Malir, Jafar Tayyar Society, Jinnah Square, Shah Faisal Colony, Landhi 36B and various areas of Korangi.

According to the district administration, the complete lockdown in sensitive UCs will last from June 18 to July 2. The movement of residents in hotspot areas will be strictly restricted and only one person from a house will be allowed to go out. However, grocery and medical stores will remain open in the affected areas.

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