Indoor restaurants, halls emerging as high contributors to COVID-19 says Asad Umar

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd Oct, 2020. 01:19 pm
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The Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said that indoor restaurants and marriage halls are emerging as high contributors to coronavirus spread.

In a tweet today, he said that the NCOC has directed all provinces and federating units to crack down on SOPs violations in these places.

“We must not allow irresponsible behaviour of some to put the health of everyone at risk,” he tweeted.

NCOC said that the authorities in Karachi closed six marriage halls and 103 restaurants in the metropolis for not complying with health guidelines and COVID-19 prevalence.

Smart Lockdown in Sindh

Let it be known that due to the rising number of cases in the port city, Deputy Commissioner South Irshad Sodhar directed authorities to impose micro smart lockdown in several areas of the South district of the city.

The lockdown was imposed in an apartment located in the district’s sub-division Civil Lines, according to a notification issued. It was also imposed in the sub-division Saddar.

The DC also said that a restaurant was also sealed for violating the prescribed coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs).

This development comes a day after a similar lockdown was imposed in two areas of Manghopir for two weeks.

The areas in Mangophir’s Gadap Town included Saima Villas and Samama City, both having a combined population of 4,000 people approximately.

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