KARACHI: The Government of Sindh has issued final SOPs for Ramazan Lockdown as the holy month starts from Saturday, 25 April 2020.
These Ramazan lockdown measures were decided in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in wake of the coronavirus pandemic as more and more cases are mounting in the country.
These Ramazan Lockdown measures include:
- Businesses will be allowed to operate from Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
- Grocery shops can remain open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Cooked meals and food delivery will be available from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
- There will be no food delivery service for Sehri.
- Lockdown will be imposed from 5:00 pm.
- Taraweeh and congregational prayers (including Friday prayers) are to be observed at home.
- Only 3 – 5 people will be allowed in mosques including the Imam and other staff.
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took to social media late last night to announce that Sindh Governement will be restricting the congregational and Taraweeh prayers after the Federal Government gave permission to open Mosques during the holy month.
Although he made it clear that the decision does not contradict the decision taken by Federal Government and has been taken after consulting President Arif Alvi and top doctors.
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