Covid-19: Sindh government revises lockdown restrictions

Covid-19: Sindh government revises lockdown restrictions

Karachi (Web Desk): The Sindh government on Saturday revised its COVID-19 lockdown restrictions it imposed on Friday.

According to details, the provincial government has lifted the ban on pillion ridding and small transport like rickshaw, taxi and others.

The amended order says that milk shops, bakeries and carriage vehicles for dairy products have been exempted from timing restrictions.

Home delivery from restaurants as well as under E-commerce will be allowed. The entire staff of the said business is required to be fully vaccinated.

Industrial establishments/premises other than export-oriented industries and related with manufacture/production of essential services may also be made functional given all employees at the industries are fully vaccinated.

The amended order further says that fertilisers/pesticide shops and warehouses are exempted from timing restrictions provided that the entire staff working at these premises is fully vaccinated.

As per the order, small public transport (taxi, cab, rickshaw, Qingqi, etc) may ply within the city limits while these vehicles will not be allowed to carry passengers more than their capacity.

Large public transport viz Buses, mini-buses and wagons may ply within the city limits for public transportation exclusively and only to and from the designated vaccination centres.

Meanwhile, addressing a press conference, Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister Murtaza Wahab said that the restrictions have been eased in order to encourage people to visit vaccination centres.

On Friday, the province has gone into lockdown, starting today (July 31), to August 8, in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus cases.