According to a notification issued by the home department, businesses in Sindh were informed on Friday that they must adhere to new operating hours, according to a statement issued by the home department.
According to the notification, businesses will now be permitted to operate from sehri but must close by 6 pm. Saturdays and Sundays will remain closed.
The decision to notify the public of the new hours comes as the country observes Ramadan and battles the third coronavirus wave.
Additionally, the home department has called for broader lockdowns in areas with a more than 8% coronavirus positivity rate.
These and other restrictions detailed below will remain in effect until May 16, unless modified, and will be reviewed at a National Command and Operations Centre meeting on May 6, the notification stated.
Venues for entertainment
Political, social, cultural, and contact sports activities have been outlawed completely. As a result, cinemas and shrines will remain completely closed. While walking and jogging tracks will remain open in parks, all visitors will be required to adhere to strict coronavirus safety measures. Amusement rides will be closed.
Options for dining out
This Ramadan, individuals will be prohibited from eating at restaurants with indoor seating. They will, however, be permitted to eat at outdoor dining establishments between iftar and 11:59 pm.
Meanwhile, until sehri, home deliveries and takeaways will be permitted.
Additionally, the home department urged Taraweeh prayers to be offered in large, open spaces.
A complete prohibition on wedding functions, both indoor and outdoor, will remain in effect.
Employed from home
All public and private sector offices are required to adhere to a 50% work-from-home policy
Public transportation between cities is prohibited until midnight (night between April 25 and 26).
Masks are required.
All citizens are required to wear masks when entering public places, private businesses, or government offices.
Five hundred and sixty-one new cases, three fatalities
In the last 24 hours, the province reported 561 new coronavirus cases out of 11,623 tests, bringing 271,523. Three additional patients died during this period, bringing the total to 4,544.
According to the latest daily case count, Sindh has an average positivity rate of 4.8 percent.