Shrines to open in Sindh from Wednesday amid COVID-19

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd Feb, 2021. 12:40 pm
Sindh Shrines

The Sindh government has decided to reopen all shrines for the general public from tomorrow (Wednesday).

According to the details, the announcement was made by Sindh Auqaf Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal. The shrines across the province will reopen from tomorrow under strict health-related standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Wearing masks for the visitors and social distance is mandatory, he added.

Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho said Monday that the first coronavirus vaccination phase in the province would kick start from February 3.

In the first phase, the minister said that frontline workers would be vaccinated against the virus, while people over 60-years of age would be inoculated in the second phase.

Speaking about Sinopharm’s coronavirus vaccine’s efficacy, the health minister said that it was 90% effective against coronavirus. “The convenience of all Karachi districts has been considered.”

Moreover, in the third phase, the general population will be vaccinated, she said, adding that during the phase, vaccination centres will be increased across the province’s districts.

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