KARACHI: With the positivity ratio of Sindh crossing 10%, the Sindh authorities introduced on Friday that will probably be imposing COVID-19 restrictions as soon as once more.
From Monday onwards, procuring malls and markets will solely be allowed to function from 6am until 6pm. Grocery shops, bakeries and pharmacies will, nonetheless, be allowed to stay open until later.
The provincial authorities has additionally determined to put a ban on marriage halls and enormous gatherings, and shrines within the province can have been ordered to shut as a result of worsening scenario of the pandemic.
The choices got here throughout a gathering of the Provincial Coronavirus Activity Power chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.
The authorities have additionally banned indoor and outside eating on the eating places, and they’re going to solely be allowed to supply takeaway and supply companies.
Training establishments in Sindh will stay closed from Monday onwards, however exams might be held as per schedule.
The provincial well being secretary knowledgeable the assembly that the positivity ratio of the province has climbed to 10.3%, whereas the scenario in Karachi is extraordinarily dangerous the place the ratio is at 21.58%.
CM Murad noticed that the coronavirus scenario within the provinces was alarming and warned that the scenario might flip worse after Eid.
Well being Secretary Kazim Jatoi advised the contributors that 85% of the sufferers admitted in Sindh’s hospitals weren’t vaccinated.
Sindh govt asks authorities to dam sims of unvaccinated individuals
In the meantime, the Sindh authorities has determined to get the cellular sims of unvaccinated individuals blocked because the fourth COVID-19 wave grips the nation.
Adviser to the Chief Minister Murtaza Wahab Friday tweeted that the Sindh authorities has determined to strategy the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on this regard.
A spokesperson to Sinch CM mentioned that the PTA could be requested to ship messages to the telecom customers asking them to get vaccinated and block the sims of these not getting the jab inside per week.
The chief minister additionally directed to cease salaries of unvaccinated authorities workers from the subsequent month.