The Sindh government hasn’t made any decision to impose a “curfew” or “lockdown” in the province, Education Minister Saeed Ghani said on Friday.
“The Sindh chief minister has appealed to the people to limit themselves to their homes during three off days on Saturday, Sunday and March 23,” Ghani said in a tweet.
The clarification came shortly after news channels reported that CM Murad Ali Shah had asked the people to go into a lockdown for three days. Shah was quoted as saying that he was deeply worried after 51 locally transmitted coronavirus cases emerged in the province.In his tweet, Ghani requested the media not to air unverified reports in the current situation.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has already said the federal government is not in favour of imposing a “full lockdown” in the country as it doesn’t have enough resources.
“We have daily wagers in the country. How would they survive if we lockdown the country” PM Khan asked in a meeting with senior journalists in Islamabad.