Zainab Market, the International market, and the Victoria market in Karachi have been sealed today for violating the COVID-19 related SOPs.
This action was taken when the assistant commissioner of Saddar was on his round to monitor the markets in the area.
He said that the SOPs that have been issued by the government were not being abided by both the customers and the shopkeepers. He also added that the traders did not wear masks or gloves and they also did not install the hand sanitizers.
During the survey, a clash occurred between the police and the traders. The sellers have made the claim that they were abiding all the government-issued SOPs.
The government of Sindh has granted permission to the markets to resume their business operations on the 11th of May. As per the SOPs, not more than 3 customers are to be allowed inside a shop at one time, and all these customers would be required to maintain a distance of 4 to 5 feet between them.
On the other hand, Fawad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan will soon be launching a study for determining the impact of COVID-19 on the local industries. It would be a joint venture of the HEC and the Pakistan Science Foundation.