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Sindh announces restrictions to stem Covid spread on Eid

KARACHI: The Sindh Home Department notified on Friday a set of restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.

“Activities related to Eid are very likely to contribute to the spread of disease and accordingly it was decided at NCOC to take further measures to reduce mobility/movement during forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr,” a notification issued by the department read.

Following are the measures the department has notified, effective from May 9 to May 16.

  • There shall be no unnecessary movement of people and gathering of any kind at any place
  • All tourist spots, picnic places, including beaches (Hawksbay, Sandspit, Sea View etc), and recreational park shall remain closed for public.
  • There will be a ban on all kinds of public transport i.e. within city, inter-city and inter-provincial.
  • However private vehicles, taxis, cabs, and rickshaws will be allowed to operate
  • Transportation of goods is also exempted from the ban
  • All markets, businesses and shops shall remain closed during this period except essential services.
  • Special Eid Bazaars and Chand-Raat Bazaars as well as mehndi, jewelry and ornaments shops etc shall remain closed.



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