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Sindh govt extends coronavirus lockdown until April 14

Sindh government and lockdown
KARACHI: The Sindh Home Department on Thursday issued a notification extending the lockdown until April 14 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus across the province.
The Sindh government has imposed a lockdown until April 2 which was expiring today but a notification has been issued to extend the lockdown for another twelve days till April 14.
The notification came a day after the federal government in a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) decided to extend the countrywide lockdown amid concerns over rising cases of coronavirus.
The notification notes that coronavirus spread and increase in COVID-19 cases has caused devastating consequences, illness and deaths resulting across the world, but social distancing and precautionary measures are seen to decrease number of cases and the spread of the disease.
“The Government of Sindh issued orders from time to time earlier to avoid unnecessary and avoidable movement of public in order to contain the spread of disease,” read the notificatio, adding that the lockdown has been imposed in exercise of the powers of the section 3(1) of Sindh Epidemic Dieases Act 2014.
That after careful considerations of the situation and the spread of disease and further deliberations in National Coordination Committee, the Government is satisfied that such restrictive measures adopted are necessary to continue for some time to contain the spread of disease and break the chain of the spread of the virus.”
It is pertinent to add that a complete lockdown will be imposed in Sindh from noon 12PM to 3PM on Friday, April 3. Earlier on March 23, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had announced a lockdown in the province to contain the coronavirus epidemic.
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