Ban imposed on swimming, bathing in sea on Eid


As part of precautionary measure against Covid-19, the Sindh government has imposed a ban on swimming and bathing in sea and canals on the eve of Eidul-Fitr, it has been learnt. According to a notification issued by the Sindh Home Department, the ban has been imposed under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to contain the spread of the virus. Considering the request of commissioners Karachi and Hyderabad, the home department has decided to impose a ban on bathing and swimming on the eve of the upcoming Eid. Rush at the beaches could cause further spread of the novel coronavirus in the province, read the notification. It has been stated that the decision had been taken in the best interest of people so they could be saved from the virus. The authorities have urged the people to avoid visiting tourist sports during the Eid holidays. They had maintained that rush at the tourist spots could cause further spread of the novel coronavirus.

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