Complete lockdown from 12 to 3:30pm imposed in Sindh today
KARACHI (92 News) – The complete lockdown from 12 noon to 3:30pm has been imposed across the Sindh today to prevent people from participating in congregational Friday prayers.
The Sindh administrations are taking strong measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. Sindh government has announced a complete lockdown from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm to restrict the Friday congregations and asked the people to offer prayer at home.
Under the new directives, no traffic will be allowed on the road during this period.
Sindh Home Department also issued a notification to order complete closure of public, private, transport, business other public activities on Friday.
The notification only allowed three to five people to offer congregational prayers in the mosques.
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Earlier on Thursday night, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has directed the people to limit the Friday congregations as well as five-time prayers.
Talking to the media on Thursday, CII Chairman Qibla Ayaz said that coronavirus has no religion or sect.
“The people dying in the epidemic should be called martyrs. Close relatives should be allowed to attend the funeral prayers for the coronavirus patients,” he added.
The CII endorsed the government’s directions to deal with coronavirus. “The steps taken by the Health Department are commendable,” it added.
It urged the people not to give the coronavirus the colour of sectarianism and such people should be rejected.