The Sindh government has decided to reopen all business activities within the province from Monday, August 10, as proposed by the National Coordination Committee.
The decision was taken during a meeting headed by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Saturday. it had been decided that business activities and restaurants are going to be allowed to stay open till 9pm throughout the week.
The timings could also be increased on weekends, Shah said. He added that folks got to change their behaviors to regulate to the pandemic. “We got to start our day early and end it latest by 10pm,” he urged.
Schools and other educational institutions will reopen from September 15.
It was, however, agreed that the govt will review things under the new policies till the primary week of subsequent month and choose if it’ll plow ahead with the plan. All final decisions are going to be made within the task force meetings.
The decision came shortly after Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar’s announcement of reopening restaurants, cinemas, theaters and parks from August 10.
Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho revealed that the amount of coronavirus cases in Sindh is on a gentle decline. On August7, only 487 new cases were reported, she said, adding that the trend has been downward for the last 30 days, she said.
The chief minister expressed his delight at this but cautioned that this didn’t mean that the pandemic had ended. “Rather, it shows that we’ve to measure with the virus until a vaccine is developed,” he said.
Shah added that the COVID-19 hospitals established at NIPA and University Road would still function.
Pakistan went into a lockdown on March 23 and every one restaurants, shopping malls and shops were closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Schools across the country were closed on March 13.