Sindh Weighing Up Easing Restrictions As Virus Situation Improves

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

02nd Mar, 2021. 06:33 pm
Sindh Weighing Up Easing Restrictions As Virus Situation Improves

Restrictions on lockdown have been further eased after the Coronavirus situation in Sindh improved, but a decision on indoor weddings, indoor dining and the opening of cinemas will be taken at the NCOC meeting on March 10.

According to the details, the Sindh Home Department has issued a new notification regarding Corona SOPs, which states that the ban on opening and closing hours of all shopping malls and parks, including the ban on 50 per cent of employees working from home, has been lifted.

The notification said that all hotels can also continue outdoor dining but buffet service has not been allowed while indoor weddings, indoor dining and the opening of cinemas will be decided on March 10 at the NCOC meeting.

The Sindh Home Department has said that 300 people will be allowed to attend the weddings and wedding ceremonies can be held till 10 pm while 20% participation is allowed in PSL matches.

According to the notification, the local administration will be able to impose a smart lock down in areas where cases of coronavirus will be reported.

The new instructions of the Home Department will be effective till March 31.

Earlier, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has decided to increase the number of spectators in the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The NCOC has decided to increase the number of spectators in PSL 6 from 20% to 50%. Spectators will be allowed according to the capacity of the stadium. This permission will be effective from March 15.

Cricket fans in Karachi will not be able to take advantage of this facility, but 14,000 spectators will be able to enjoy matches at the 28,000-seat Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The NCOC decided to open shrines and cinemas from March 15, while the requirement to work from the homes of 50 per cent of staff was also excluded.

The NCOC decided to allow indoor weddings from March 15, while the time restrictions in shopping malls and parks were also lifted.

According to the NCOC, Coronavirus SOPs will have to be strictly adhered to in indoor marriages, while SOPs will continue to be enforced in terms of wearing masks and social distances.

The NCOC said that smart lockdown would be implemented if required. After review, it was suggested that Cant Board elections and local body elections could be held in May-June.

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