Two-week lockdown in major Karachi neighbourhoods from 7pm today

Karachi (HRNW) Almost every major neighborhood in Karachi will be put under a lock down from 7 pm today, June 18 to July 2 as coronavirus hotspots have emerged in these areas, said the health department and deputy commissioners.

Forty union councils will have to follow the instructions. Anyone entering or exiting will have to wear a mask, movement will be restricted and no private family get-together will be allowed. No home delivery or take-away will be permitted from restaurants and fast food joints. No public transport or ride-hailing services will be allowed.

Grocery stores and pharmacies will be open during specific times as given by the home department on June 1. All other businesses have to stay closed. No factories can operate.

Only one person can leave the house to get groceries and will have to show their CNIC. Only one attendant can accompany a sick person in need of medical care.

The government will make every effort to provide rations, mobile dispensaries and mobile utility store services.

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