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Govt Imposes Curfew Across Sindh Limiting Public Movement

In a bid to mitigate the recent surge in coronavirus cases in Sindh, the provincial government announced on Monday that the movement of citizens after 8 PM will be restricted from 25 May onwards.

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Sindh’s Chief Minister (CM), Syed Murad Ali Shah, presided over a meeting of the coronavirus provincial task force in which it was decided that only individuals with a valid reason (going out to a hospital or important work) will be allowed to go out after 8 PM.

The restriction will be applied across the province but with a special focus on Karachi and Hyderabad, Sindh’s two cities with the highest number of COVID-19 reported cases.

Meanwhile, the CM’s spokesperson, Abdul Rashid Chana, revealed that the CM has instructed the provincial Inspector-General of the Police to limit the unnecessary movement of vehicles.


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Additionally, it has been decided to turn the lights of the parks across the city off after sunset.

“If people cooperate, the COVID-19 cases will reduce after two weeks, and we can move towards lesser restrictions,” Chana added, quoting CM Murad.

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Here are the new timings for businesses and grocery stores:

Business/Stores Timings
Business hours 5 AM to 6 PM
Bakeries and milk shops Open until 12 midnight
Departmental stores and superstores Open until 6 PM

Businesses will remain closed on Fridays and Sundays.


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The CM warned that he might make a surprise visit to different areas and would take action if the COVID-19 protocols are being violated.

“If we fully comply with the two-week ban, it will be easier,” he reaffirmed.

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