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Dairy farmers in Karachi slash milk prices amid lockdown

KARACHI: Karachi Dairy Farmers Association on Wednesday announced to reduce milk prices in the city due to the prevailing situation that emerged after the coronavirus outbreak.
Karachi Dairy Farmers Associations have decided to decrease milk prices by six rupees to Rs 90 per litre. The decision was taken voluntarily to support the people of the metropolis in the lockdown situation.
Earlier, Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah had announced a province-wide lockdown in order to curb the outbreak of the coronavirus.
CM Murad had said “People will not be allowed to venture out of their homes unnecessarily under lockdown,” adding that only three persons will be allowed to travel in the vehicle if citizens needed to go to the hospital.
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Sindh province was remained the worst affected region in the country, from the coronavirus with a total of 410 cases. The provincial health authorities have reported a total of 413 confirmed coronavirus cases.
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Most of the patients are pilgrims who returned to Pakistan from Iran. Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani was also tested positive for the coronavirus. While provincial authorities had announced a complete lockdown in the region to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
It must be noted that the federal had also government decreased the prices of petroleum products by Rs15 as part of the economic relief package.
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