KARACHI: Sindh government is considering easing coronavirus lockdown limitations by allowing export industry to resume operations.
While chairing a meeting today Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that a proper strategy will be designed for every sector in order to reopen the industries after April 14.
CM Murad directed the labour, industries, and health departments, as well as the law enforcement agencies to outline SOPs based on the opinion of health experts at the earliest so production units will be allowed to open during the coronavirus outbreak.
Factories and industries are also closed since the lockdown was imposed, causing delay in export orders and losses to the business community.
Health Minister Azra Pechuho, Sindh Education and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani, Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, the provincial government’s spokesperson Murtaza Wahab and other relevant officials also attended the meeting.
Earlier, Sindh government had imposed strict lockdown across the province to limit the spread of the coronavirus through social distancing.
In an alarming increase, the number of total COVID-19 cases surged to 2930 in Pakistan on Sunday, while 45 people died due to the coronavirus. As many as 171 patients have recovered so far.