In District East Karachi a decision was taken by the government to seal 11 Union Councils (UC) on Saturday evening. The clarification came as citizens began to panic, with specification of respective streets where the COVID-19 virus had been reported had the imposition solely.
Local Government Minister, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah stated that sealing all the UCs was not a practical solution as orders have been issued for protective measures against rampant spread of the virus. In certain streets verified by the authorities, there will be a shut down with the IGP taking action and deploying patrol force after relevant identification was made.
The citizens in District East Karachi panicked as chaos and confusion set in on the decision to seal the UCs but the government clarified this complete lockdown would follow on the affected areas, as efforts to prevent the increase of cases remains the utmost priority.