In the wake of COVID-19 second wave across the country, the Sindh government has imposed a ban on holding all sorts of night events, gatherings and weddings in Hyderabad.
According to a notification by the government, in order to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, marriage ceremonies, gatherings and events at night in Hyderabad will be banned.
Wedding ceremonies will now take place outdoor from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., read the notification. The restrictions will apply from the 1st of December.
Earlier on November 23, the provincial government had enforced a ban over indoor wedding functions, gymnasiums, and restaurant with an immediate effect while only allowing an exception for ceremonies being held outside amid the second wave of Covid-19.
Wedding functions will only be allowed outdoors with a maximum guest capacity of 200 people, the notification had read.
The notification had said wedding functions will have to conclude by 9 pm while only buffet service will be allowed to serve guests.
Sindh reports 1,400 COVID-19 cases in a day
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has on Saturday said that as many as 1,389 more COVID-19 cases reported during the past 24 hours.
Giving a routine briefing on COVID-19 situation in the province, Murad Ali Shah said that the positive cases came to highlight after they performed 9,072 tests in the province during the past 24 hours.
“We have so far performed 1,961,855 tests in the province so far.”
“A total of 14 patients lost their battle against COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, raising the COVID-19 death toll to 2,911 in the province,” he said.
The chief minister further said that as many as 150,765 people have recovered from the deadly infection in the province so far including 1,650 overnight.
Pakistan’s COVID-19 tally
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan recorded around 3,045 fresh Covid-19 infections and 45 casualties in the last 24 hours.
The total number of infections thus far reported across the country has reached 392,356 with the addition of new cases while the death toll from the highly infectious disease has soared to 7,942.