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Complete lockdown observed in Karachi; laborers community hit hard

March 31, 2020

KARACHI:A complete lockdown was observed in Karachi on Tuesday to fight the coronavirus. The laborers community has been hit hard by lockdown.

All bazaars and markets remained completely closed in the city. Only retail goods and milk shops remained open to provide necessary daily use items to the citizens. Sindh government offices and educational institutes, including private, remained closed.

A heavy contingent of police and Rangers have been deployed in the city who conducted patrolling and ensured the lockdown. Police were also deployed at major checkpoints to force citizens stay at homes. However, a low number of motorcycles and cars were seen plying the roads for necessary works. The hospitals and medical stores remained open to cater to the needs to patients.

The laborers community has badly been affected by the lockdown and they need urgent relief goods, including ration, to feed their children. Panic ruled Karachi due to rising number of the coronavirus cases. A large public gatherings, weddings and congregations, conferences and other events have already been banned in Karachi.

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