In a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the country, the Sindh government has decided to close all educational institutions while only 20 per cent of the staff will come to offices. Furthermore, the intercity public transport will be closed in Sindh from April 29.

This decision was taken in a meeting headed by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

Murtaza Wahab, Sindh’s Information Minister took to Twitter and said, “All Sindh government offices shall operate with an essential staff of 20% only. All schools, colleges & universities shall also remain closed due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.”

Yesterday, the local city administration of Karachi has imposed smart lockdowns in four neighborhoods in the city in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. 

Entry and exit points of Gulberg Town, North Nazimabad, Liaquatabad and North Karachi have been sealed. People have been advised to refrain from leaving their houses unless necessary. According to a notification issued by the district administration, the lockdown will be imposed immediately and will stay in place till May 8.

People not wearing masks will be fined. Other directives issued by the government are; gatherings of more than three people not allowed in public, ban imposed on private gatherings at houses, whereas utilities to remain open as per routine while business and malls to remain closed.

Earlier this week, a smart lockdown was imposed in Keamari’s Jungle Shah Colony and Mauripur Road, along with Site’s Metroville, Qasba Colony, and Islam Nagar as well.


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