Complete ban imposed on meetings, processions & social events in Sindh
KARACHI – Due to the spike of COVID19 cases across the country new Corona SOPs have been issued in Sindh. Complete ban has been imposed on meetings, processions and social events.
According to a notification issued by the Sindh home department, business in the province will only be allowed to remain open from 6am to 8pm. There will be no business activity on Saturdays and Sundays.
However, medical stores, clinics, hospitals, petrol stations, bakeries and milk shops have been exempted. The restrictions will remain in place until April 11.
Outdoor dining at restaurants will be allowed until 10pm. After that, only takeaways and deliveries will be permitted.
The government has banned all indoor and outdoor weddings from April 6. All public and private sector organisations will be allowed to call 50% staff to workplace, according to the new directives.
Intercity transport services can accommodate only 50% passengers with strict compliance of virus SOPs.
The coronavirus situation in Sindh will be reviewed at the National Command and Operation Centre meeting on April 7.
On the other hand, the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed more 98 lives across Pakistan in the last 24 hours as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 14,530.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 4,974 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as the number of positive cases has surged to 672,931.
During the period of a day, the total count of active cases was recorded at 53,127 and the positivity rate stood at 9.93 per cent.
The health facilities across the country conducted 50,055 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 10,247,374 since the first case was reported.
According to the statistics, 106 patients were declared critical, adding to the total number of patients suffering from sensitive health condition up to 3,303.
Overall 605,274 people have recovered from the virus including 2,148 who have regained their health from COVID-19 during the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 6,427 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,502 in Sindh, 2,363 in KP, 572 in Islamabad, 355 in Azad Kashmir, 208 in Balochistan, and 103 in GB.
Furthermore 265,680 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 223,181 in Punjab, 88,099 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 58,557 in Islamabad, 19,576 in Balochistan, 12,805 in Azad Kashmir and 5,033 in Gilgit-Baltistan.