Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Ban on indoor dine-in notified for Karachi, Hyderabad

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KARACHI: Sindh government on Monday issued an amended notification, imposing a ban on indoor dine-in in Karachi and Hyderabad, the most populated urban centres of the province, amidst fear of COVID-19 spread, ARY NEWS reported.

According to the amended notification issued by the provincial home department, the ban on indoor dining will remain in place for Hyderabad and Karachi while outdoor dining would be allowed until 10:00 pm.

The other districts of the province are however allowed to operate indoor and outdoor dine-in with 50 percent attendance.

Yesterday it was reported that the Sindh government updated its Covid guidelines keeping some restrictions in effect as they were while allowing some relaxations including 50 percent indoor dining for those fully vaccinated people.

The essential items will be available across the province 24/7 and the same goes for the pharmacies and vaccination centres.

All the trade activities and markets will be operational in Karachi and Hyderabad until 8 pm, the new guidelines said. For Karachi, the two days of mandatory trade holidays are Friday and Sunday. For Hyderabad, it’s Friday and Saturday.

Also, the CNG stations across the province will be open 24/7.

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Those willing to dine indoors in restaurants will have to keep their vaccination cards, Sindh home department guidelines said.

Indoor weddings still maintain the ban across Karachi and Hyderabad while open-air weddings are allowed 300 guests only.

The tombs and shrines in Karachi and Hyderabad will remain closed until further notices.

The Sindh government also announced that the passengers will not be allowed to use public transport from September 15 without COVID vaccination.

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