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Sindh announces to keep educational institutes closed till Aug 19

Sindh educational institutes

The Sindh government has decided not to open educational institutes of the province, will remain closed till August 19 in view of the Delta variant’s surge. 

Meanwhile, on the advice of NCOC, the Sindh government relaxed the Covid-19 restrictions and were put in place to stem the spread of coronavirus amid the 4th wave of the pandemic. 

Moreover, Sindh government banned indoor weddings with effect from Monday. However, it allowed outdoor weddings with a maximum of 300 guests under the strict implementation of Covid standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

On Monday, provincial education minister Sardar Ali Shah during a meeting of the department said that all other activities have been resumed in the city except educational institutions. The announcement made by Shah says that exams that has been postponed earlier will now be held from 10th August.  

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He added that the Sindh authorities will ensure that educational and other staff of the institutes are vaccinated. 

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Universities and Education Boards Ismail Rahu said, “Intermediate exams were earlier postponed due to the lockdown, adding that now the meeting has decided to keep the institutes closed till the 10th of Muharram.” 

Rahu further stated that the remaining exams of the education boards will be conducted till the sixth of Muharram. 

According to the notification issued by the provincial home department on Sunday,  

  • Markets and business activities can continue till 8pm instead of 6pm.  
  • The ban on indoor dining would continue however, the outdoor dining will be allowed under strict Covid-19 protocol till 10pm.  
  • Take away and home delivery are allowed 24/7. 

The notification further said that the closure of shrines and cinemas would continue in the province whereas the ban on contact sports would also be maintained. 

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