Sindh govt allows cattle markets to operate

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has allowed the establishment of cattle markets across the province ahead of Eid-ul-Azha under strict compliance with the coronavirus-related standard operating procedures (SOPs).
As per details, the decision came during a meeting on Wednesday chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on the setting up of cattle markets.
CM Shah emphasized the masses not to go to the animal markets unnecessarily and directed the deputy commissioners (DCs) to ensure people did not set up any markets in the city’s streets and alleys.
He said children would not be allowed to go to the markets in a bid to protect them from the coronavirus. The chief minister directed authorities to allocate specific places where animals would be sacrificed.
“If animals are slaughtered in streets everywhere, this will lead to the spread of diseases,” he said, directing authorities to establish designated places at the Union Council level.
It was decided that COVID-19 testing would be conducted by mobile teams at the cattle market. The meeting agreed on increasing testing for the virus in COVID-19 hotspots across the province.
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