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Karachi’s Zainab Market sealed for violating COVID-19 SOPs

The shopkeepers and buyers failed to follow SOPs in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Zainab Market sealedMore markets in the City had been sealed for violating COVID-19 SOPs on Wednesday - OyeYeah News
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Karachi’s Zainab Market has been sealed as the traders and shopkeepers failed to follow SOPs set by the provincial government.

The action was taken when the Saddar assistant commissioner was out on around to monitor the markets in the area.


“The SOPs that the government had issued were not being followed by both the shopkeepers and the customers,” he said, adding that the sellers had not worn masks, gloves, or even installed hand sanitizers.

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Furthermore, Victoria Market and the International Market in Karachi’s Saddar area, and Gull Plaza Market were sealed on Wednesday for failing to follow the SOPs .

The Sindh government earlier had warned the shopkeepers and traders to follow SOPs for the protection of the lives of the people and curb the spread of the disease.

According to the SOPs issued by the Sindh home department, shopkeepers are not allowed to cater to any customers without face masks, while also ensuring that a distance of at least six feet was maintained between each person.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.