Karachi (Web Desk): The Sindh government on Monday announced closure of schools, colleges and universities among several other restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus.
In a tweet, Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab said that the offices of the provincial government will operate with an essential staff of 20% only as the country battles a dangerous third wave of the pandemic due to which the COVID-19 tally is rising.
Inter city public transport will be closed from 29th April in the province of #Sindh— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) April 26, 2021
The spokesperson’s tweet came after Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah chaired a high-level meeting with the provincial task force on coronavirus at CM House.
Following the meeting, a spokesperson of CM Sindh announced that government offices will be closed in Sindh. He added that the secretaries have been ordered to summon their important staff only and rest should work from home.
He also confirmed about the closure of educational institutes as announced by Wahab.
He said that the provincial government has decided to ban visits in jails.
The spokesperson added that inter-city transport will also be banned in Sindh from Thursday, April 29.
* سندھ میں سرکاری دفاتر بند کرنے کا فیصلہ
* باقی تمام آفیس اسٹاف گھروں سے کام کرینگے، ترجمان وزیراعلیٰ سندھ
* سیکریٹریز اپنے ضروری اسٹاف کو بلائیں گے
ترجمان وزیراعلیٰ سندھ— CMHouseSindh (@SindhCMHouse) April 26, 2021
Later, addressing a news conference, CM Murad Ali Shah said Sindh government will also seek Pakistan Army's help in implementation of Standard operating procedures (SOPs).
It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan’s tally of COVID-19 has crossed 800, 000 mark with 4,825 new infections reported during last 24 hours.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 17,187 with 70 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 694,046 after another 4,234 virus recoveries were reported.