COVID-19: Unnecessary movement banned after 6pm in Sindh

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KARACHI: Amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the province, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has issued directives to ban unnecessary movement after 6pm. The orders were issued during a meeting of the Provincial Task Force today after reviewing the latest pandemic situation. CM Shah directed the additional IG police and commissioner Karachi to ensure timely closure of the markets, and closure of tuition centres and private gyms which were still operating. He urged people to stay home and avoid going out without any valid reason. Witnessing the current abnormal COVID spike, particularly in Karachi, the chief minister constituted a ministerial committee to sensitise all the stakeholders, including shopkeepers, traders, transporters and politicians to cooperate with the government in the supreme interest of public health. He said that if precautions are not taken seriously, nothing will remain under control. The committee comprises Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah, Minister Industries Jam Ikram Dharejo, Minister Transport Awais Qadir Shah and Adviser Law Murtaza Wahab with the task to meet with all the stakeholders, including politicians and sensitise them about the alarming COVID situation.

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