The Sindh Government has decided to impose new COVID-19 restrictions across the province from 26 July 2021 (Monday) as number of coronavirus infections are on the rise in the province and the positivity ratio has reached 10.3 percent on Friday.
The decision was made in the meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force, which was held on Friday presided over by the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
The new COVID-19 restrictions in Sindh will be imposed from Monday (26 July 2021).
As per the new restrictions, the shopping malls and markets will operate from 6am to 6pm, however, this restriction will not apply to essential services such as pharmacies, grocery stores or bakeries, which will be allowed to remain open 24/7.
Furthermore, the government has banned both indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants and only allowed takeaway and delivery services to continue.
Public and private offices have been instructed to call 50% of their workforce as per the work from policy to avoid unnecessary interaction in order to control the spread of the coronavirus infection.
Moreover, there will be a complete closure of shrines, recreational places and marriage halls. The Sindh Government has also restricted access to picnic points such as Seaview, Hawkesbay and the Keenjhar Lake.
Schools in the province will also remain closed, however, the examinations will continue as per schedule with strict adherence to coronavirus SOPs.
It is pertinent to mention that the Sindh Government has decided to approach the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) and the PTA to warn people to get vaccinated within a week otherwise their SIM cards will be blocked.