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Sindh Imposes Complete Lockdown and Cancels Exams in Karachi

Sindh government has decided to impose a complete lockdown in Karachi as the COVID-19 situation in the provincial capital stands at its worst since the beginning of the pandemic.

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According to details, the lockdown will come into effect tomorrow and will be remain enforced till 8 August. The decision to lift the lockdown will be taken during a review meeting before 8 August.


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Earlier today, Chief Minister (CM) Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, presided over the meeting of the provincial COVID-19 task force which decided to impose a lockdown after consultation with all stakeholders.

Here are the other important decisions that were taken during the meeting.

  • All government offices will be shut down from next week
  • All exams postponed until further notice
  • Unvaccinated provincial government employees will not receive their salaries after August 31
  • Law enforcement agencies will be authorized to check the vaccination cards of anyone
  • All businesses except essential businesses will remain closed
  • The export industry will operate as usual
  • Inter-city transport will remain suspended

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Earlier this week, it was reported that public and private hospitals in the provincial capital had stopped admitting COVID-19 patients due to the unavailability of beds.

Delta variant of the Coronavirus, which first emerged from India, now accounts for 100% of COVID-19 cases in Karachi as more than 1,000 critically ill patients are currently being treated in ICUs of hospitals in the city.

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