Business activities suspended as Karachi observes 'safe day'

Smart lockdown imposed in three towns of Karachi’s district Central

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Karachi: Due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the region, the authorities implemented a micro smart lockdown on three towns in the Central District on Monday.

The notice issued by the regional administration stated that multiple areas in Gulberg, Liaquatabad and North Nazimabad will be under lockdown and will be maintained until May 30.

Unless absolutely necessary, people are instructed to stay indoors, and public and religious gatherings and motorcycling are prohibited.

However, medical and grocery stores in the area will continue to operate.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 74 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 880,362. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 19,617 on Monday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 3,232 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 9,411 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,801 in Sindh, 3,786 in KP, 731 in Islamabad, 514 in Azad Kashmir, 267 in Balochistan, and 107 in GB.

In addition, 327,362 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Punjab, 299,194 in Sindh, 127,038 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 79,221 in Islamabad, and Balochistan. Of 23,866 cases, 18,258 cases were confirmed in Azad Kashmir and 5,423 cases were confirmed in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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