We could move towards normal working hours if cases decline: CM Murad

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Government of Sindh, keeping in view rising cases of the coronavirus in the province, has decided to ban unnecessary movement of people after 8pm from May 25 in the provincial capital.

While chairing meeting of Anti-coronavirus Task Force Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah directed IG Sindh to stop people from moving in vehicles unnecessarily but those who are going to the hospital or for any other necessary work should not be stopped. The meeting also decided to turn off the lights in the parks after sunset.

Murad Ali Shah said that if the citizens cooperate with the authorities, the cases would decline after two weeks after which people could move towards normal working hours.

Earlier, authorities imposed a micro smart lockdown in four towns of the District Central on Monday due to the rising coronavirus cases in these areas.

A notification issued by the district administration stated that multiple areas of Gulberg, North Nazimabad, Liaquatabad and North Karachi will be under lockdown, which will remain imposed till June 6.

People have been instructed to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary and a ban has been placed on public and religious gatherings as well as pillion riding on motorcycles.

All those entering and exiting the said areas will be required to wear face masks while the irrelevant people who have nothing to do in these areas will not be allowed to pass through these areas.

However, grocery stores, medical stores and shops selling essential items will remain open during this period. The covid positive individuals will remain under quarantine at homes.