The local administration of Quetta has announced that shopping malls and markets will shut at 8 pm amid the rising cases of COVID-19 cases.
According to the notification, the deputy commissioner has instructed those wedding halls will close at 11 pm while parks at 6 pm. Businesses found operating past the fixed timings will be dealt with strictly.
The decision to reduce business hours to curb the spread of the dreaded virus was taken during a meeting presided over by Quetta’s commissioner.
Here in Sindh, according to the new SOPs, markets and business centers will be allowed to stay open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays and remain closed on weekends.
Sindh Home Department said that all cinemas, shrines, and gyms will be closed. Only essential services will be allowed to stay open on weekends. The relevant deputy commissioners have been directed to ensure compliance with the orders.
Pakistan has recorded fresh 3,009 COVID-19 cases and 59 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.
59 more people succumbed to the disease, in the past 24 hours taking the national death tally to 7,803. Meanwhile, 1,214 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 1,867 patients are in critical condition.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), with fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 382,892, whereas, the active cases stood at 42,115.
A total of 41,583 tests were conducted across the country during this period. 332,974 people have recovered from the deadly disease while 5,297,703 samples have been tested thus far.