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.
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.