Sindh not to close markets, shopping centres before Eidul Azha

KARACHI: (HRNW)  The Government of Sindh has decided against closing markets and shopping centers before Eidul Azha, provincial information minister said in a statement on Wednesday.

The government will not further tighten the lockdown, Minister for Information Nasir Hussain Shah has said.

It is to be mentioned here that the Punjab government on Monday announced to enforce a “smart lockdown” in the province from midnight till August 5 to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic on the occasion of Eidul Azha.

Sindh’s minister said that tightening lockdown in Punjab is the decision of the provincial government. Sindh will maintain existing measures for lockdown in the province.

The markets and shopping centres will continue to remain open till 7:00 in the evening before Eidul Azha, the minister said.

“We will ensure enforcement of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),” Nasir Shah further said.

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