In the wake of the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Karachi, the authorities have agreed to devise a strategy to enforce smart lockdowns of the deadly infection in the economic hub of the world in many hotspots, a notice released by the Karachi commissioner’s office said Tuesday.
As mentioned, Karachi’s east , west and korangi districts have been included in the covid hotspots.
Over the past 24 hours, Karachi has recorded 1,854 cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths so far, the Sindh health department said.
The areas for the lockdown plan were identified by the district authorities which increased the number of cases.The Karachi commissioner will issue a notice about the implementation of smart lockdowns in these regions, in coordination with the Sindh home department.
The districts North, South, and Korangi are the places defined as COVID-19 hotspots in Karachi.
District East includes areas of Mohammad Ali Society, Bahadurabad Block-14, Essa Nagri, Gulshan-e-Jamal, Gulshan Iqbal blocks 13-D/1, 2, 7, 11, 14 and 15, Sachal Goth, Rabia City, Safoora, Askari-4, Rufi Lake Drive Inn, Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block-13, PECHS blocks 2, 6 and 11, Balti Mohalla, Martin Quarters, Fatima Jinnah Colony, Jamat Khana, Jahangir Road no 1 and 2, Teen Hatti, Soldier Bazar and Numaish areas.
The Korangi district includes the neighbourhoods of Nasir Colony, Qayyumabad, Allah Wala Town, P&T Colony, Makhdoom Bilawal, Awami Colony, 36-B Area, Moinabad, Kazimabad, Gulshan-e-Jami, Jaffar Bagh, Nashtar Square, Model Colony, Alfalah, Malir Halth, Millat Garden, Millat Town, CAA Colony, Cantt Bazar, Old Iqbalabad.
The West district of Karachi holds Maymarabad and Songal areas in Manghopir, Islam Nagar, Saeedabad, Naiabadi, Muslim Mujahid Colony in Baldia Town, SITE’s Metroville, Frontier Colony and Banaras areas, Bhutta Village, Sultanabad, Keamari, Data Nagar and Mujahid Colony in Orangi Town, and Surjani Town sectors L-1, 5-C, 5-D, 4-B, 4-C and 7-A.