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Lockdown to be observed in major Karachi’s neighborhoods

Karachi: Coronoa virus hotspots in the metropolitan city will have a lockdown starting from Thursday Evening. This was announced by Karachi’s Commissioner later on Wednesday

A notification has been issues by the commissioner citing the areas of the city which are to be locked down to suppress the wave of deadly corona virus. Movements in the restricted areas will be banned during the lockdown period.

SOPs to be followed for the areas under the lockdown:

i) Anyone entering or exiting the lockdown area shall wear a mask without any exception

ii) Movement of people residing in areas under lockdown shall be strictly restricted

iii) Only grocery shops/convenience stores and pharmacies shall be allowed to remain open in these areas during specific timings as specified in the Home Department’s order dated June 01, 2020

iv) All other business activities shall strictly remain closed without any exceptions

v) All kinds of industrial units falling in these areas shall remain closed

vi) No home delivery/take away of any sort will be allowed from restaurants/ fast food joints

vii) Only one person of household shall be allowed outside for buying food items and medicines by displaying original CNIC to the law enforcement agencies

viii) Only one attendant, where extremely necessary, shall be allowed with a person in need of medical care

ix) No private/family get-together will be allowed in private homes

x) No joy riding shall be allowed. Residents coming out of their houses should have a valid reason to do so

xi) Pillion riding shall be strictly banned in these areas

xii) All public transport (buses, taxis, rickshaws, Uber, Careem, Swvl, Airlift) is banned to ply on the roads in these areas

xiii) Government will make every effort to provide ration to the needy people residing in these areas through philanthropic organizations and by employing its own resources

xiv) Government will make every effort to provide mobile dispensaries and mobile utility stores in these areas

xv) The lockdown shall be operational from 7pm on June 18, 2020. It will remain effective till July 7, 2020