Karachi: The government has imposed a smart lockdown in four towns in the central district as the port city’s coronavirus positivity rate reaches an all-time high.
According to the notification, micro-smart lockdown has been imposed in several union councils (UCs) in Gulberg, North Nazimabad, North Karachi and Liaquatabad areas.
The notification lists dozens of neighborhoods from various UCs where the smart lockdown would be imposed.
During the lockdown, the movement of people would be restricted and all commercial activities will remain suspended in the hotspot areas.
The lockdown was imposed on the advice of district health officials.
On the other hand, Pakistan’s Covid-19 positivity rate has reached 13% as another 7,586 people contracted the virus in the past 24 hours.
Pakistan has reported 20 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,367,605. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 29,097 on Sunday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 7,586 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 13,105 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 7,738 in Sindh 5,974 in KP, 976 in Islamabad, 750 in Azad Kashmir, 367 in Balochistan, and 187 in GB.
In addition, 523,774 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Sindh, 462,323 in Punjab, 184,455 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 117,436 in Islamabad, 35,218 in Azad Kashmir and 35,218 in Balochistan. 33,910 cases and 10,489 cases in Gilgit-Baltistan.