11 union councils in Karachi’s East zone sealed to contain virus’ spread

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Karachi: The city ’s deputy director ordered the closure of 11 metropolitan areas on Saturday. In these areas, coronavirus patients have been identified because the number of infections in Sindh continues to surge.

Earlier in the day, India ’s Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that despite the provincial government ’s strict blockade measures, the province ’s performance in new coronavirus cases and deaths Not good.

In a video message released on Saturday afternoon, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that the province recorded 6 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of the province to 28 people.

CM Sindh pointed out that within 24 hours on April 11, 104 positive cases were reported.

The areas being sealed include: “UC – 6 Gillani Railways, UC – 7 Dalmia, UC – Jamali Colony, UC – 9 Gulshan II, UC – 10 Pehalwan goth, UC – 12 Gulzar e Hijri, UC – 13 Safora, UC – 14 Faisal Cantt, UC – 2 Manzoor Colony, UC – 9 Jacob Line, and UC – 10 Jamshaid Quarters”.

“To curb this pandemic we have to take some big steps,” the government official said, adding that measures will be taken to continue the supply line in the areas. 

According to the notification, the step is being taken under Sindh Epidemic Disease Act (2014) and “in larger public interest to prevent widespread outbreak of novel coronavirus”.

“Karachi Police and Rangers are requested to cordon off above mentioned areas to ensure public safety,” the notification read.

So far, 1,318 COVID-19 cases have been registered in the province with 28 deaths, while Pakistan’s infected tally has surpassed 4,800 with a death toll of 78.

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