The PPP-led provincial government of Sindh has decided that all the educational institutions, gyms, cinemas, wedding halls, beauty parlours, salons, and amusements parks will remain closed till June 30 to avoid all kinds of gatherings to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to the decision made by the provincial government, the markets will remain open from 6 am to 7 pm and a complete lockdown will be observed on Saturdays and Sundays. The government further clarified that this schedule, however, doesn’t apply to the shops selling essential daily food items.
According to a notification issued by the Home Department of Sindh, the decision regarding the resumption of the public transport will be made during a meeting between the Provincial Transport Minister and the transporters.
As per the further details, all indoor and outdoor sports activities will remain suspended until the further notice in this regard. The restaurants can continue takeaway and home delivery service, but dine-in will not be allowed.
All the business exempted from the order have been directed to strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to perform their business activities.
It is to be mention here that all these decisions were made in accordance with the meeting of the National Coordination Committee that was chaired by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Monday.
It is pertinent to mention here that more than 30,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported across the province. The number of deaths due to the deadly virus in Sindh has crossed the 500-mark, talking the country’s toll to 1,576.