On Tuesday, the Government of Sindh announced that all shopping malls and restaurants to be shut down for the next 15 days, said the provincial chief minister’s spokesperson.
This decision was taken after the coronavirus tally reached to 236.
The spokesperson also added that Karachi’s sea view, and public parks, will also remain closed. By Thursday, the province’s government offices will also be shut down and the city bus services will also be suspended.
The adviser to provincial chief minister Murtaza Wahab said that all restaurants, shopping centres and malls will be closed in Sindh from Wednesday.
He further added, “Only takeaways & deliveries will be allowed. Section 144 also to be imposed at beach & parks. It is clarified that shopping stores & chemists will remain open. Citizens are once again urged to cooperate.”
The spokesperson explained that they want to restrict people to their homes so that the epidemic can be controlled before the situation becomes worse in the province. However, the vegetable stores, grocery stores, fish and chicken markets will remain open.
People won’t be permitted to dine in, but they may order food at home or take-away.
Chief Minister Sindh, Murad Ali Shah, announced a Rs. 3 billion fund on Tuesday for the affectees. He also said that various officials of the Sindh government, along with PPP MPAs will donate their salaries to the fund.
This was announced by the Sindh Government senator Murtaza Wahab on Twitter. Singh Government officers of grade 21 will donate half of their salaries to the fund, and grade 10 officers will donate 10% of their salaries. The announcement also said that Grade 1-16 officers will donate 5% of their salaries.