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COVID surge: Sindh to reimpose Corona restrictions from Monday

COVID surge: Sindh to reimpose Corona restrictions from Monday
July 23, 2021

KARACHI (92 News) - Following to surge in India’s Delta variant cases, the Sindh government has decided to reimpose coronavirus restrictions in the province from Monday onwards as the positivity ratio crossed 10 per cent.

The provincial government decided to impose fresh curbs on movement, restricting business hours and restaurants operations, and closing down marriage halls and educational institutes. 

The decisions came during a meeting of the Provincial Coronavirus Task Force chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

There would be a ban on marriage halls and other functions and shrines in the province will have been ordered to close due to the worsening situation of the pandemic.

The authorities have also banned indoor and outdoor dining at the restaurants, and they will only be allowed to offer takeaway and delivery services.

The private and public sectors will only be allowed to operate with 50 percent attendance at a time. “We will be ensuring a complete implementation of these decisions,” the chief minister said while chairing the meeting.

Besides this, Chief Minister Sindh has also said that the PTA would be approached through the federal government to send messages to users to get vaccinated and those not getting a jab in a week will face blocking of their SIMs.

The chief minister further directed the provincial authorities to communicate the Sindh government’s decision to the NCOC.

“We will decide on stopping salaries of the government employees who are still unvaccinated from next month,” he said and directed the secretary of finance to reach out to the accountant general (AG) Sindh in this regard.

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