KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday lifted restrictions on public transport and pillion riding, just a day after imposition of them.
“If an organization or business violates coronavirus SOPs then it would be sealed for 30 days starting from August 9. We want people to go out of their houses only for vaccination for next eight days,” said Sindh Government Spokesperson Murtaza Wahab adding that the decision was taken in consultation with the World Health Organisation, Pakistan Medical Association and Indus Hospital.
He said the government was giving permission to the public transport to ply in a bid to facilitate the people going to vaccination centres. He said coronavirus cases in Karachi had boosted by 5 percent in a day. He also said that they were going to lift restrictions of time on bakeries, milk shops and restaurants.
Murtaza Wahab said that private hospitals were working to their full capacity at the moment.
The Sindh government has also declared emergency in all tertiary care hospitals due to spread of fourth wave of covid-19.
On the other hand, the Additional IG Karachi has also ordered police force not to stop people pillion riding on bike.
The Sindh government spokesman warned that if the authorities found any shop being run behind shutter down or a restaurant dining-in or indoor wedding events were held then the entities would be sealed for 30 days.
“As an incentive, the businesses where all the workers have been vaccinated and they follow the guidelines issued by the government then they would be allowed to work,” he maintained.
Murtaza Wahab asked people to run a campaign on social media asking people ‘I am vaccinated, are you?’.