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Sindh government reimpose coronavirus restrictions in province

The Sindh government has decided to reimpose coronavirus restrictions in the province from Monday onwards as the positivity ratio crossed 10%.

From Monday onwards, shopping malls and markets will be allowed to operate from 6am till 6pm while grocery stores, bakeries and pharmacies are allowed to remain open.

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

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

Education institutions in Sindh will remain closed from Monday onwards, but exams will be held as per schedule.

The provincial health secretary informed the meeting that the positivity ratio of the province has climbed to 10.3%, while the situation in Karachi is extremely bad where the ratio is at 21.58%.

CM Murad observed that the coronavirus situation in the provinces was alarming and warned that the situation could turn worse after Eid.

Health Secretary Kazim Jatoi told the participants that 85% of the patients admitted in Sindh’s hospitals were not vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the Sindh government has decided to write the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to get the mobile sims of unvaccinated people blocked as the fourth COVID-19 wave grips the country.

Adviser to the Chief Minister Murtaza Wahab Friday tweeted that the Sindh government has decided to approach the NCOC and the PTA that mobile sims of unvaccinated people should be blocked.

#SindhGovt has decided to write to NCOC & PTA that mobile sims of unvaccinated people should be blocked

— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) July 23, 2021

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