‘Smart Lockdown Is Nothing, Complete Lockdown Required’, CM Sindh

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

31st Mar, 2021. 08:40 pm

Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah has on Wednesday said that a smart lockdown is doing nothing to battle the rising cases due to the third wave of the pandemic, preferably a complete lockdown is required.

The CM Sindh in his statement urged that the government should ban all inter-city transport for two weeks.

He further highlighted how dangerous the third wave of coronavirus is and must be taken seriously.

Moreover, amidst the rising number of cases of Coronavirus cases, the Sindh government has issued a new order regarding COVID-19 SOPs.

In view of Coronavirus, Sindh Home Department has issued an order regarding SOPs. The new SOPs will be applicable till April 11.

Wedding ceremonies have been banned in Sindh from April 6, under which indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies will be banned.

The order said a complete ban on social events, including rallies while locking down areas where 8% of coronavirus reported, would also restrict movement.

The order further added that the shopping malls would remain open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. while eating inside the restaurant would be prohibited and the restaurant is allowed to remain open until 10 p.m.

The order issued by the Sindh Home Department further said that it has been decided to keep business centres open from 6 am to 8 pm while masks are mandatory in offices and public places and 50 per cent staff will work from home.

Let it be known that Pakistan recorded 78 more deaths due to Coronavirus over the last 24 hours.

According to the latest statistics issued by National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 4,757 new positive cases have been reported in the country after conducting tests of 43,965 people during the same period.

Moreover, the death toll due to the COVID-19 pandemic has now reached 14,434 while the number of active cases is 50,397. As many as 603,126 patients have been recovered from the disease since the outbreak.

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