Sindh imposes lockdown till Aug 8 amid spike in Covid cases

Sindh imposes complete lockdown till Aug 8

Due to an increase in Covid-19 cases, the Sindh government has decided to implement a lockdown throughout the province from tomorrow (Saturday) till August 8.

The decision was made during a meeting of the provincial coronavirus task group on Friday.

Restrictions will be in effect until August 8, according to a leaflet provided by the CM’s office. Businesses in the export industry, on the other hand, will be permitted to operate.

Intercity travel will be prohibited, and all markets will be closed. Pharmacies, on the other hand, will be open.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah addressed the gathering, saying that during the lockdown, people’ vaccination cards will be verified and all government offices will be closed beginning next week.

He warned that government workers who had not been vaccinated will not be paid after August 31.

The announcement comes only one day after federal Minister of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar dismissed the notion of shutting down whole cities to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Umar, who is also the director of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), has said that Pakistan should seek successful smart lockdowns.

However, the NCOC stated earlier today that the forum had “critically reviewed” the disease’s spread in Karachi and had resolved to help the province administration in every way feasible.

“The measures being undertaken by the federal government include ramping up critical care capacity, including oxygenated beds and vents, availability of oxygen and deployment of law enforcement agencies for implementation of SOPs and non-pharmaceutical interventions,” the forum said.

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