` Corona virus: second micro lockdown in Karachi Pakistan

Corona virus: second micro lockdown in Karachi Pakistan

Corona virus: second micro lockdown in Karachi Pakistan

In view of the threat of a second wave of corona virus in Pakistan, the lockdown has entered the third phase in Karachi, the country's largest city, to prevent the spread of the virus and 15-day hotspot areas in five districts of the city. Micro lockdown has been installed for.

Where will the micro lockdown take place in Karachi?

Karachi West Union Council 8 areas Samama, Saima Villas, Central District areas North Karachi, North Nazimabad, Liaquatabad and some Union Councils of Gulberg, South District President Town Area Creek Vista and Askari 3, Korangi District Korangi The micro lockdown will be enforced in five union councils of Shah Faisal Colony and Model Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Askari Four, Faisal Cantt and five union councils of Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

It may be recalled that a complete lockdown was carried out in Karachi in March this year, after which a smart lockdown was implemented in certain affected areas as per the decision of the federal government and now that educational institutions, especially primary schools, are open, micro lockdown is being carried out. Is.

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Corona virus: second micro lockdown in Karachi Pakistan

What are the restrictions on micro lockdown?

According to the notifications issued by the deputy commissioners of the affected districts, people coming and going in these areas will be required to wear masks and movement of people will be strictly restricted.

Retail shops, medical stores and other essentials stores will be allowed to open at specified times as per the previous notification of the Home Department, while home delivery or importation of any food will not be allowed in these areas.

Industrial and commercial centers in these areas will remain closed. One person in each household will be conditionally allowed to purchase food and drink and will have to show their ID card to law enforcement.

No celebrations of any kind will be allowed in the houses and those who come to meet the residents of the area will have to give a solid reason, all types of public transport rickshaws, taxis will be banned as well as double riding on motorcycles will be banned. ۔

Fear of a second wave in Pakistan

Corona virus: second micro lockdown in Karachi Pakistan

The decision to impose a micro-lockdown in Karachi came on September 30, when half of the 747 Corona victims diagnosed in a single day in Pakistan, or 365, were from Karachi.

So far 1387758 tests have been done in Sindh province out of which 137783 are positive. According to the health department, 12990 tests were done during 1st and 2nd October out of which 316 people were diagnosed with corona while Five people were killed.

Expressing concern over the increase in Corona cases, especially in Karachi, the Pakistan Medical Association said that despite the increase in the number of cases, people were not wearing masks and no social distance was being taken.
SOPs in shopping malls, government offices and educational institutions are almost non-existent."

The Pakistan Medical Association, a doctors' association, said in a statement that a second wave of corona was feared in Pakistan, adding that other countries, including the United States, Britain and Brazil, had already faced the situation.

"Corona is not gone, it's gone

Corona virus: second micro lockdown in Karachi Pakistan

Dr Abdul Bari, an assistant at Indus Hospital, said: "People need to understand that Corona is not gone, it has gone down. If one of the corona is affected and he does not take care, the others will be affected, so it is time to control it.

He said that for how long the city will be closed, now it is the duty of every citizen to be careful and consider the mask as a part of the dress, be careful in meeting people, now the world has to move forward with a new tradition. ۔

Restrictions and difficulties

In Karachi's Old Area Saddar Town, 10 restaurants were sealed yesterday for non-compliance with SOPs. Earlier, seven marriage halls, 61 restaurants in the city were sealed and 15 warnings were issued.

Most of the city's markets and bazaars are in the southern district.

Deputy Commissioner South Irshad Sahar said that there was a lack of implementation of SOPs among the people and the administration was taking action against it. Also yesterday, about ten restaurants on Four Food Street in South District have been sealed, SOPs have also been approached by traders' organizations for strict implementation.

Corona virus: second micro lockdown in Karachi Pakistan

Karachi Traders Union leader Atiq Mir says people do not agree to implement SOPs where the question is still being raised that Corona is not a reality, implementation is difficult there, the reduction in cases has led to further negligence among the people. Is.

The use of masks and sanitizers is common in Karachi's major shopping malls, while in other markets, traders' organizations have not been able to maintain hand-washing arrangements, purchase with masks and social distance between shoppers.

Atiq Mir says that shopping malls have limited entrances, markets are on open streets and this is not possible in them.

Gatherings of political and religious parties

After the mourning processions of Muharram in Karachi, many religious parties held large gatherings, while MQM, nationalist parties, PTI also continued their protests on various political issues.

The ruling Pakistan People's Party also protested against the Sui Gas administration and announced a protest on Sunday, with experts saying the government should discourage such gatherings.

Earlier, according to a study by Aga Khan University, nine out of 10 victims in Karachi are 'A symptomatic', meaning they do not show symptoms of corona. According to a sample from poor and affluent populations, 95% of those who came to Corona positive did not have code 19 symptoms.

Corona virus: second micro lockdown in Karachi Pakistan

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