Lockdown more effective on day 2

Passengers relying on public transport face considerable inconvenience


Our Correspondent May 11, 2021
Major thoroughfares in the metropolis remained deserted on Monday as the nine-day Eidul Fitr holidays began. Intra-city public transport remained suspended in a bid to curb Covid-19 cases. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI:

Even through some people decided to ignore SOPs, the second day of lockdown in the city was implemented more effectively than the first. The police and other law enforcement agencies were present on the roads to ensure the implementation of restrictions.

All the markets and shopping centers remained closed. Only grocery stores, food item shops and petrol pumps remained open. Citizens faced considerable inconvenience due to restrictions imposed on public transport, especially with Eidul Fitr around the corner.

However, transportation in private vehicles was allowed as long as passengers wore facemasks and maintained social distance. It was observed that traffic in the city was lesser than usual after the enforcement of the lockdown.

The rush of citizens increased a bit in the evening before Iftar when they stepped out to buy fruits and other items.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2021.

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