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CM Sindh announces lock down across the province from 12 am

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah announced lock down across the province from 12pm.

In a video statement, Murad Ali Shah said that the decision was made after consultation with all political parties, scholars and other authorities.

He said that to prevent the spread of the Corona virus, there would be a lockdown from 12am across the province and that shopping malls, educational institutions and other markets were already closed but now other offices would also be closed.

He says the people have to sit in their homes cautiously now, this is not a curfew  and in the meantime people will not be allowed to leave the house without any need.

The Chief Minister said only 3 people would be allowed to go in the vehicle if they had to go to the hospital in case of an emergency.

He further said that the provincial government would stop the inflation and downward spiral and would endeavor to provide all the basic necessities uninterrupted.

Sindh Home Department has issued a lock down notification, which states that the lock down will be applicable across Sindh.

According to the notification, travel between cities will not be allowed in Sindh province and public gatherings of all kinds will be prohibited in public and private places, law enforcement agencies and media persons will be exempt from the restrictions.

People in hospitals, laboratories, medical stores can continue to work while any emergency can be taken to the hospital.

According to the order, a limited number of people will be able to attend the funeral or burial, and local SHOs must be informed at the funeral or burial.

Keeping an ID card is essential for the purchase of goods, people with essential services will be able to ease restrictions, vegetable, meat, fruit and dairy shops can be opened, banks can work with specific staff.

The notification states that the violators will be detained.

According to the Interior Department, the enforcement of the laws will be implemented under the Sindh Epidemic Disease Act 2014, a move that has been taken to prevent the spread of the virus.

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