The Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Karachi and now it has been ordered to completely seal the 11 union councils of East district to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
According to the notification of Deputy Commissioner Karachi East, no one will be able to come in or out of these areas after 12pm, though shops and hospitals will be open in those areas.
The seals union councils include Gulshan Iqbal, Pahlavan Goth, Gulzar Hijri, Safora Goth, Faisal Cantonment, Jacob Lines, Jamshed Quarters, Manzoor Colony area. The 11 union councils, with a population of 6,76,770, will remain sealed until the next announcement.
According to Deputy Commissioner East, the order has been issued due to an increase in the cases of Coronavirus in these union councils. So, no one will be allowed to get in and no one will come out from these UCs.
The 11 Union Councils of East district have been sealed include UC6 Gilani Railway, UC7 Dalmia, UC8 Jamali Colony, UC9 Gulshan 2, UC 10 Pehlwan Goth, UC 12 Gulzar Hijri, UC 13 Safura Goth and UC 14 Faisal Kent included. In addition, Union Council 2 Manzoor Colony, UC9 Jacobline and UC10 Jamshed Quarters have also been ordered to be sealed.
On the other hand, Sindh government spokesman Murtaza Wahab said that the areas are being sealed in Karachi where cases are high. The purpose of sealing the UCs is to prevent corona cases from spreading to other areas.