Stricter lockdown: No enterprise at present until 3pm, directs Sindh govt

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Sindh authorities introduced to clamp strict lockdown on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as a part of preventive measures towards the pandemic novel coronavirus as confirmed infections have surged to almost 36,000 in Pakistan.

All industrial actions and companies will stay at standstill from May 15 (Friday) to 17 (Sunday), in keeping with an announcement made by the provincial home division.

Last week (May 10) after assembly representatives of associations of small merchants of Karachi on the Sindh Assembly constructing’s auditorium, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah introduced to loosen up the lockdown measures and granted permission to merchants to reopen their outlets.

There will likely be 100 per cent lockdown within the province on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays within the province aside from the companies and outlets offering important providers, together with promoting of grocery, meals, and milk objects, in keeping with the May 10 announcement by CM Shah.

However, this time spherical, the stricter lockdown will likely be clamped. “From noon on Friday all sorts of businesses, including milk and vegetable shops and pharmacies, will remain shut,” stated Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing & Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest and Wildlife Syed Nasir Hussain Shah.

There will likely be full lockdown in Sindh from morning until 3pm, the minister stated. All outlets, together with retail outlets and medical outlets, will likely be allowed to open after 3pm, he added.

Meantime, commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani directed deputy commissioners to make sure the implementation of the federal government’s directives. All kinds of enterprise actions will stay closed at present from morning until 3pm, he stated, including, the eateries and medical shops will likely be allowed to open after the 3pm.