KARACHI, April 29 (Online): Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah has said for following coronavirus SOPs strictly to avert a complete lockdown .
He said this during the meeting of the coronavirus task force in the province.
He cautioned that the trend of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country was alarming. Covid-19 positivity ratios in Karachi and Hyderabad have been recorded 10.75% and 20%.
In the last 24 hours, 101 people died from the deadly virus across the province.
He directed the authorities to ensure Coronavirus SOPs are implemented in letter and spirit. .
All markets will operate from 6am to 6pm. “Some private offices have still not reduced their staff members coming to work, neither are they following other SOPs,” he added. . “They should be warned and if they still don’t comply then seal their offices.”
Inter-province and inter-district bus transport across Sindh will be closed starting tomorrow (April 30). “Any bus or van leaving from a province now won’t be allowed to go back,” the minister said.
Any sort of public transport coming to Sindh has been banned as well. Administrations have been instructed to make sure SOPs are followed by the transporters.
The chief minister instructed the health department to immediately start the vaccination of police officers in the province. Four centres have been set up for this.