Sindh Lifts Lockdown, Schools & Marriage Halls closed till Sep 15

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Aug, 2020. 04:40 pm

Sindh Government on Monday lifted the lockdown allowing all business sectors except marriage halls and educational institutes to operate under safety measures outlined.

According to the details, Sindh Home Department has also issued a notification in this regard.

According to the notification, beauty parlors, restaurants, cinemas, Gyms, and all kinds of business activities allowed to be resumed under precautionary measures.

However, according to the notification issued by Sindh Home Department, restrictions on educational institutes and marriage halls will be in place till September 15th.

Furthermore, the notification read that all business activities will continue 6 days a week, from 6 am to 8 pm.

However, Business activities in Sindh will be open till 9 pm on Saturday.

Sindh Home Department has also allowed resuming sports activities in the province on conditional grounds. Sports tournaments can be held without spectators.

Tourist destinations all over the country, including the Federal capital, have also reopened under safety measures outlined by the government.

On the other hand, National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) warned of a potential spike in COVID-19 infections, if standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Muharram ul Haram guidelines were not followed properly.

Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired the NCOC meeting.

The forum deliberated at length on upcoming Muharram and measures to ensure public health and safety.

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sahibzada Noorul Haq Qadri briefed the forum the assistance was being sought from ulema for formulating comprehensive protocols and health guidelines to avoid COVID-19 spike during Muharram processions and other gatherings.

Asad Umar stressed the need for tracing, tracking, and testing of the people associated with the tourism sector following the opening of the sector.

The forum stressed ensuring the safety and health of the people attached to the tourist sector by religiously following the safety guidelines.

Provinces apprised the NCOC about their plan of action to meet the challenges of post opening up of the various sectors.

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