KARACHI: The Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments have allowed the opening of marriage halls across the province from Tuesday under strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
A notification has been issued by the Sindh government allowing all marriage halls across the province to reopen and hold gatherings. It had been declared mandatory to wear masks and maintaining social distancing.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has also allowed the opening of marriage halls and issued standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Coronavirus tests have been declared mandatory for staff of marriage halls and staff members will be limited to 50 percent at wedding halls.
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It is mandatory to wear masks and carry out screening using thermal guns. Wedding halls will be sanitized before the start of each program and shall be closed by 10 PM. No wedding ceremonies or other programs should exceed more than two hours.
It is pertinent to mention here that shopping malls, cinemas, wedding halls, and hotels had been closed in March to prevent the rising number of cornavirus cases.
The number of coronavirus cases and fatalities continues to go down in Pakistan as the country reported four deaths during the last 24 hours, lifting the death toll from the highly contagious disease to 6,383.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 539 more people tested positive for the infection during this period, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 302,020.