KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday imposed a restriction on the unnecessary movement of people after 8pm in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur cities to curb the spread of the coronavirus, read a notification from the provincial government.
This was decided in a meeting of the provincial task force on coronavirus which was held at the CM House with Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in the chair. The decision to further tighten the restrictions came a day after the provincial authorities announced they were extending the current coronavirus restrictions for two more weeks.
It was decided to impose a ban on people’s movement after 8pm and the provincial police chief was directed to stop people travelling in cars unnecessarily.
The chief minister advised masses to follow coronavirus standard operating procedures strictly to stem the spread of the virus.
“We can ease COVID restrictions in the city when new cases are controlled,” he reportedly said.
The chief minister said that he will pay surprise visits to check the implementation of SOPs, adding that 50% of current total cases in the country are from Sindh.
He noted that complaints have beeb received from Karachi’s South and East districts and directed the respective deputy commissioners to ensure the implementation of safety protocols in their areas.