Karachi: The Sindh government has allowed the market to remain open till 8 pm.
The Sindh government has accepted the demand of traders and allowed the business to remain open till 8 pm instead of 6 pm.
A Sindh government spokesman said he hoped market associations would implement SOPs.
It may be recalled that the Sindh government had issued new SOPs in view of the increasing number of cases of coronavirus under which business centres were asked to be open from 6 am to 6 pm but the traders had rejected these times.
But Now Sindh government spokesman Murtaza Wahab in a message announced that the markets will be allowed to open till 8 pm.
This is to inform that markets in #Sindh will remain open till 8 PM. It is again expected from the market associations, shop owners and citizens that due regard to SOPs shall be observed & everyone including the shopkeeper and visitor shall wear a mask
— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) November 26, 2020
“It is again expected from the market associations, shop owners and citizens that due regard to SOPs shall be observed & everyone including the shopkeeper and visitor shall wear a mask,” he wrote.
Earlier here in Sindh, according to the new SOPs, markets and business centres 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.