Educational institutions will be closed but the examinations will be held as per schedule.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Sindh government has decided to reimpose coronavirus restrictions across the province from July 26 after increase in positivity ratio.

According to details, educational institutions will be closed but the examinations will be held as per schedule.

Shopping malls and markets will operate from 6am till 6pm whereas grocery stores, bakeries and pharmacies will be allowed to remain open.

There will be a ban on marriage halls and other functions while indoor and outdoor dining will also be closed in restaurants.

On the other hand, Adviser to the Chief Minister Murtaza Wahab tweeted that the Sindh government has decided to approach the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that mobile sims of unvaccinated people should be blocked. 

The decision came after Pakistan reported 11 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,000,034. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 22,939 on .

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 1,425 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 10,909 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 5,785 in Sindh, 4,405 in KP, 789 in Islamabad, 608 in Azad Kashmir, 321 in Balochistan, and 122 in GB.

Furthermore, 362,182 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 351,707 in Punjab, 141,359 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 85,230 in Islamabad, 29,357 in Balochistan, 22,592 in Azad Kashmir and 7,607 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 15,584,899 coronavirus tests and 25,215 in the last 24 hours. 923,472 patients have recovered in the country whereas 2,525 patients are in critical condition.