The government of Sindh has agreed to keep its educational institutions, gyms, cinemas, wedding halls, beauty parlors, salon, and amusement parks closed until June 30 to prevent gatherings that would involve the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Markets will remain open from 6 am to 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays will see a full lockdown. Nevertheless, this arrangement does not extend to the selling of important regular food products by store.
Over thirty thousand documented cases of COVID-19 were recorded across Sindh. The deaths reached the province’s 500-mark, bringing the toll on the nation to 1,576.
A notification released by the Sindh Home Department reported that a meeting between Transport Minister Awais Qadir Shah and the transporters would take the decision to restore public transport.
Both sporting practices indoors and outdoors will also remain suspended. Restaurants will continue their takeaway and home delivery services, but they won’t be able to dine in. The companies that were exempted from the order were asked to adhere strictly to the SOPs.
These decisions were taken in line with the meeting of the National Coordination Committee that was chaired Monday by Prime Minister Imran Khan.