Sindh govt relaxes coronavirus-related restrictions
The Sindh government has decided to relax lockdown restrictions imposed in Karachi in view of the coronavirus pandemic as traders will be allowed to keep their shops open till 10 PM from today (Friday) while businesses will now remain closed only on Sundays, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Similarly, schools in Karachi and elsewhere in Sindh will remain open as according to the statement of Secretary Schools, Karachi Akbar Leghari the situation with respect to coronavirus in the province was in control. “However, compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) is mandatory,” he said, adding that the vaccination of students aged 17 and above would kick off soon. “Right now, the data of such students is being collected,” he informed.
He further said if deemed necessary, schools might be closed again. “The provincial government is authorised to take decision on schools’ closure on its own keeping in view the changing situation,” he reminded.
On the other hand, the duration of restrictions imposed in the federal capital Islamabad and 24 districts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has been extended till September 15.
As per latest orders, educational institutions will remain closed, public transport will remain off the roads and gatherings will remained banned in these districts till the aforementioned date.