1249 shopping malls, schools sealed for SOPs violation

Our Correspondent

The district administration has sealed 1,249 shopping malls, restaurants, marriage halls and private schools on charge of violation of anti-coronavirus SOPs and lockdown in the district since March 15 this year.

Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali said on Saturday that anti-coronavirus SOPs were being implemented in true spirit in the district by taking strict action against violators.

He said that 834 shopping malls, 289 restaurants, 44 marriage halls, 85 private schools were sealed during this period.

He further said that the administration had also imposed a fine of Rs 1.9 million onshopkeepers and impounded 57 public transport vehicles over SOPs violation

Meanwhile, District administration Mansehra here on Saturday notified closure of markets on Saturday and Sunday following the directives of the provincial government.

According to the notification, all markets would remain close on Saturday and Sunday while business including medical stores, hotels, restaurants, petrol pumps, bakeries, general stores, grocery stores, milk shops, meat shops etc. would remain open throughout the week.

All indoor activities including sports, musical, cultural and religious gatherings have been banned while only 300 people can gather in outdoor activities following Coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Outdoor dining is allowed from Iftar till 12 mid night strictly following Coronavirus SOPs while takeaway and home delivery services is allowed with Coronavirus SOPs.