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Sindh govt extends lockdown restrictions for one month

KARACHI: The Sindh government has extended lockdown measures for one month with partial restrictions on public movements and business activities until 15th August.
The Sindh Home department released a new notification that stated that lockdown restrictions imposed on 1st July for fifteen days will be extended by one more month.
The Sindh government made separate announcements for permission to establish cattle markets across the province ahead of Eidul Azha.
In a meeting held under the chair of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, it was decided to allow the establishment of cattle markets across the province with strict standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The chief emphasised the people should not to go to the animal markets unnecessarily and directed the deputy commissioners (DCs) to ensure markets will not set up in the streets.
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.
Earlier, the provincial authorities had hinted at granting permission to marriage halls to reopen across Sindh before 2nd August after protests from owners.
Marriage Halls Association chairman Rana Raees had announced that the government had agreed to reopen the halls before 2nd August.
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