KARACHI: Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab has confirmed that the Sindh Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance has been imposed throughout the province.
In a video statement, Wahab said citizens, shopkeepers, factory owners and every individual will have to adopt the safety measures against the COVID-19 epidemic.
Wahab said that violation of the ordinance will result in heavy fines and penalties. “Those who violate the SOPs will be fined up to Rs1 million.” He urged the public to follow the SOPs issued by the Sindh government to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The provincial authorities have imposed restrictions on gatherings, religious and social events. The provincial government has also made compulsory the implementations of SOPs on businesses.
Wahab further said, “The purpose of the law is to create awareness among the citizens about the implementation of protective steps, adding that this law will make sure social distancing inside factories and markets.
Meanwhile, the Sindh government has expanded the list of businesses given exemption from COVID-19 lockdown. “We all have to abide by the Epidemic Diseases Amendment Act,” Wahab maintained while adding: “Let’s prove we are law-abiding citizens to end this pandemic together.”
On the other hand, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has approved the Sindh Corona Relief Ordinance after which it will come into force instantly. Under the ordinance, those affected by the COVID-19 will be able to get socio-economic relief.