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Corona pandemic: These two UCs of Karachi declared ‘red zones

Owing to number of cases of coronavirus, two union councils in Gulshan-e-Iqbal were declared a ‘Red Zone’ on April 13 by the city administration.

Deputy Commissioner East early on Monday issued fresh directives in this regard under which Union Council (UC) 8 and UC 9 have been completely sealed, police officials said.

“No one would be allowed to enter and leave the area without any strong reason and that too only after showing CNIC to the law enforcement personnel,” a police official added.

On Sunday, several areas in District East were completely sealed off resulting in immense conveyance troubles for residents, patients, as well as employees of essential services.

Water tankers, buses, and trucks were parked at Jauhar Chowrangi and Jauhar Morr, while all the roads leading towards Dalmia and Drigh Road were completely blocked.

A few streets of Shanti Nagar and Dalmia, Gulshan-e-Iqbal’s 13-D and 13-B areas, along with Jamali Colony, were sealed off by putting up tents at their entrances, The News reported.

Two policemen have been deployed in every street to ensure that no one got in or out of those areas. At Jauhar Morr, even ambulances and patients rushing towards hospitals were stopped from moving ahead. 

A notification was issued by the District East deputy commissioner’s office on Saturday that read that all the 11 union committees (UCs) — comprising the neighbourhoods of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Mehmoodabad, Lines Area, PIB Colony and Jamshed Quarters — were to be sealed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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