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Sindh imposes additional restrictions; Ban on public transport, markets to remain closed from May 9 –16

Under the directives, unnecessary movement of people and gathering of any kind at any place has been banned.


The Sindh government has imposed additional Covid-19 restrictions in a bid to restrict coronavirus from spreading.

The additional measures shall apply with effect from the morning of 09th May 2021 up to the evening of 16th May 2021.

According to an order issued from the provincial home department, additional restrictions have been imposed under Section 3(1) of the Sindh Epidemic Diseases Act 2014.

According to the notification:

  • There will be no unnecessary movement of people and gatherings of any kind at any place.
  • All tourist spots, picnic places, including beaches, recreational parks shall remain closed for the public.
  • A ban would be imposed on all forms of public transport.
  • All markets, businesses, and shops shall remain closed during this period except essential services, the notification said.

The provincial government announced the new set of restrictions as part of the national “Stay Home- Stay Safe” drive during the Eid holidays amid the third wave of coronavirus.

The notification issued by the Sindh Home Department on Friday stated:

“Whereas, considering the usual festive activities traditionally undertaken on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr it is apprehended that such activities related to Eid are very likely to contribute to the spread of disease and accordingly it was decided at the National Command Operation Centre (NCOC) to take further measures to reduce mobility during forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr and the guidelines “STAY HOME- STAY SAFE” as discuss at NCOC are adopted for this purpose.

The same measures were also discussed and decided during the Covid-19 Task Force meeting dated 6th May 2021 chaired by the Chief Minister, Sindh keeping in view the disease spread in the country in general and the province of Sindh in particular.”



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