The government of Sindh has extended the coronavirus lockdown until the 30th of this month with a set of instructions to keep the citizens encouraged to practice social distancing for controlling the spread of the virus.
The directives for the lockdown will remain effective until the 30th of April 2020, as per a notification issued by the home department of the government of Sindh.
Previously it was announced that the bans on public gathering will continue with a complete restriction on the public places, markets, shops of non-essential commodities, commercial areas, picnic points, visits to the jail, restaurants except for home deliveries and all kinds of intercity and intracity public transportation except for the essential commodities and food items.
On the other hand, all educational institutes are to remain closed until the 31st of May.
Citizens have been directed to limit their activities and movements from 5 pm to 8 am. From these directives exceptions have been given to the paramedics, law-enforcers, medics and pharmacies which are in closer proximity to the healthcare facilities, goods tranporters, people working with the charitable authorities, technical staff and the on-duty journalists.
As per the latest, the traders’ alliance of Pakistan has decided to put off their decision of opening all the markets in all the four provinces of the country from today. They say that they have presented their demands to the government and are in talks.
Previously, the traders decided to defy the lockdown decision of the government and open the shops from today as they say that the traders have suffered huge losses amid the lockdown imposed owing to the coronavirus.
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