Parts of Karachi to go under lockdown amid rising COVID-19 cases.

KARACHI -- The local administration has imposed smart and micro lockdowns in parts of the city as COVID-19 cases witnessed a spike, indicating a second wave of the virus. According to details, the smart and micro lockdowns have been imposed in Central, West, South and Korangi districts of the city. A notification issued by the district commissioner Central read that smart lockdown will be enforced at specific places in 26 areas including Azizabad, Aliabad, Karimabad, Yaseenabad, Dastagir, Nazimabad, areas near Asghar Ali Shah Stadium, Shadman Town, North Karachi, Muslim Town and Firdous Colony. The lockdown would remain enforced in the district for two weeks from November 20 to December 04.

Similarly, deputy commissioner Korangi also issued a notification imposing restriction on movement under smart lockdown strategy in seven areas falling under three union councils of the district. The smart lockdown will remain in place in these areas until December 05 and would begin from 07:00 pm...

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