Sindh to reopen shrines, amusement parks and gyms from today

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Staff Reporter

The Sindh government has decided to re-open shrines, indoor gyms, swimming pools and amusement parks across the province from June 28, according to a notification issued by the provincial home department.

The Sindh Auqaf Department has notified reopening of the shrines in the province that were closed down owing to upsurge in Coronavirus cases amid third wave of the pandemic.

Easing the restrictions in the province, the notification advised the devotees to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) such as to perform ablution from their homes before arriving at the shrines, wearing masks and keeping social distance along with the use of hand sanitizers.

The entry of children and elderly citizens has been banned in shrines with a clarification that there would be no free-meals (Langar) distribution in premises of shrines in the province.

The provincial government has also decided to reopen indoor gyms, swimming pools and amusement parks across the province from tomorrow.

Sindh Government’s spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab had last week said’ that enforcement of SOPs has reduced the rate of coronavirus positive cases in the province. He had announced that the shrines in Sindh will be reopened from June 28.

The notification stated that people not wearing face masks will not be allowed to enter these places. The employees must be vaccinated against the virus.

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