KARACHI: Sindh recorded 1,655 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and 26 more deaths during the last 24 hours, ARY News reported on Sunday.
According to the Sindh CM House’s statement on the Covid-19 situation, 26 more people succumbed to the disease during this period, taking the total death toll in the province to 6,215.
A total of 1,385 patients recuperated from the infection, whereas, 47,752 patients are still admitted to different medical facilities. 1,308 patients are in critical condition while 107 patients are put on ventilators, he added.
The chief minister said that out of the total infections of the province, 1,127 cases were reported from Karachi.
Earlier in the day, the Sindh government notified the reopening of businesses, marriage halls, restaurants, transport, and offices in the province after eight days of lockdown in the province.
According to a notification issued from the provincial home department, the lockdown has been lifted in the province with ease in restrictions announced until August 31.
According to the notification, the businesses have been allowed to open in the province until 8:00 pm with Friday and Sunday declared as safe days. “Milk, pharmacies, petrol pumps, vegetable, and meat shops are exempted from timing restrictions and could remain open round the clock,” it said.
The provincial government also allowed outdoor marriage functions until 10:00 pm with vaccinated participants attending the gathering, however, indoor marriage functions still face a ban.
Restaurants are allowed to operate outdoor dine-in with 300 people in attendance at a time until 10:00 pm. Indoor dine-in will remain suspended in the restaurants, the notification read besides allowing take-away and home delivery facilities for round the clock during the entire week.
The facilitates that are exempted from the ease in restrictions included amusement parks, water parks, and swimming pools while cinemas and shrines will also remain closed.
Offices, public transport, and train services have been allowed to operate with 50 percent attendance.
Indoor gyms have been allowed to operate with mandatory vaccination for all those attending the space while boxing and kabaddi games are banned as per the notification issued by the home department.
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