After 5 pm, a complete lockdown will be enforced across Sindh during Ramazan, ordered Friday by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.
Businesses will continue to offer their services online from Monday to Thursday, from 9 am to 3 pm. Bakeries open till 5 pm.
Only food deliveries have been excluded from the order and will run until 10 pm.
Shops and distribution services during sehri will remain closed and residents will not be permitted to leave their homes.
The Ehtram-e-Ramazan Ordinance, 1981 will remain in effect over the holy month, according to the government. The law includes sections which prohibit people from eating or drinking in public places, and the opening of cinemas and restaurants during the hours of fasting.
Traders in Karachi have been calling the decision “unfair.” They have said a traders meeting will be called in a couple of days and amendments will be suggested to the government.
The decision was taken after the number of cases involving coronavirus increased in the province. After this, for Ramazan’s first 10 days, CM Shah has tightened the province-wide lockdown.