Except for Karachi and Hyderabad, indoor dining allowed across Sindh

Statesman Report

KARACHI: The Sindh government has extended the ban on indoor dining in Karachi and Hyderabad but reopened it in other cities of the province, as per a notification by the home department Monday.

Sindh announced new lockdown rules as Pakistan continues to report a large number of coronavirus cases on a daily basis. The new regulations will be imposed from September 1 to 15.

Except for Karachi and Hyderabad, indoor dining allowed across Sindh

"A complete ban shall continue on indoor dining for Karachi and Hyderabad, however, outdoor dining will be allowed till 10pm under strict Covid protocols."

Customers will have to carry their vaccination cards so that LEAs can check them during inspection. Deliveries and takeaways have been allowed 24/7.

Business timings:

“Business Timings, market and business activities in Karachi division and district Hyderabad may continue till 8pm," reads the notification, adding that in other divisions and districts of Sindh, market and business activities will continue till 10pm.

It, however, adds that essential services will be allowed to operate 24/7. Such services include pharmacies, medical facilities, vaccination centres, fuel stations, LPG shops, milk shops, tandoors, standalone grocery stores, vendors of fish, meat, vegetable and fruit, e-commerce, and bakeries.

“All the management and staff and customers shall follow Covid-related SOPs,” the notification reads.