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Sindh Government Shared Details of Provincial Lock-down for 15 Days

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

22nd Mar, 2020. 10:16 pm
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The provincial government of Sindh has shared  detailed notification, which mentions that the lockdown in the province will not effect personnel of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and medical staff appointed at hospitals, among other persons.

The notification states:

“There shall be a complete ban on movement of people including intercity and inter provincial travel or gatherings of any kind for social religious or any other purpose at any place public or private including all offices public or private situated within the territorial limits of province of Sindh except following:

  1.  Personnel related to Health services
  2.  Personnel related to Law enforcement agencies
  3.  Personnel related to essential services going to their offices
  4.  Persons going out to buy groceries and medicines
  5. Necessary and unavoidable religious rites like Namaz-e-Janaza/Burial”



The law states that the people will have to take permission from the station house office (SHO) of a local police station for organising funeral prayers, whereas, those persons attending the funeral prayers will maintain a distance of at least 1 metre (3 feet) from each other.

The violation of the orders will be considered as an offence punishable under section 188 of the Pakistan Penal code as provided under Section 4 of the said Sindh Epidemic Diseases Act 2014, the notification read.

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