Sindh shuts all educational institutions amid rising Covid cases

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The Sindh government has imposed various restrictions to stem the spread of covid, closed all schools, colleges and educational institutions.

On Monday, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah chaired a meeting of the provincial Coronavirus Task Force where the decision of closure of all educational institutions was taken. Provincial ministers Dr Azra Pechuho, Saeed Ghani and Nasir Shah also attended the meeting.

Decisions taken by Sindh govt:

  • All educational institutions to remain closed
  • Inter-city transport to close down from April 29
  • Markets to close at 6pm
  • No outdoor/indoor dining at restaurants; takeaway/delivery only
  • No visits in jails
  • Govt offices to function with essential staff

Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab took to Twitter shortly after the meeting ended and posted that all government offices will operate with essential staff of 20 percent, and inter-city public transport will be closed from April 29.

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In a separate statement, the spokesperson for the Sindh chief minister said that all government offices in the province will remain closed. Secretaries will call in their essential staff while the rest will work from home.

“All #SindhGovt offices shall operate with an essential staff of 20% only. All schools, colleges & universities shall also remain closed due to the rising number of #COVID19 cases.”

The statement by the Chief Minister’s Office said that meeting also decided that indoor and outdoor dining would be banned at restaurants and only takeaway/delivery will be permitted.

Moreover, shopping centres will close down at 6pm. “If cases continue to increase, then markets will be completely closed down,” the chief minister remarked during the meeting.

There would be no visits will allowed in jails and hospitals will be exempted from all restrictions. Inter-city transport will be closed down from April 29, but goods transport and industries will remain open, the statement said.

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