KARACHI: The Government of Sindh Home Department issued a notification stating that all types of religious gatherings, processions and rallies to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
This notification is in continuation to the order dated 23 April 2020 that restricted Taraweeh prayers in the province after President Arif Alvi allowed mosques to hold Taraweeh prayers including Friday congregations.
These steps have been taken by the Sindh Governement to get a handle on the coronavirus situation as more cases have been mounting in Pakistan. Sindh reported 18 fatalities today which is the highest single day figure reported by the province due to coronavirus and the provincial death toll has now reached 218.
Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah also said that all relaxations and flexibility given to traders and businesses to operate may be taken away as most of them failed to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government.
Murad Ali Shah said that people don’t understand the severity of the situation and we hold the key to controlling the pandemic and that can only be achieved by following the SOPs issued by the government and taking proper precautions.