KARACHI: The government of Sindh imposed a ban on swimming and bathing in sea and canals on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, as a part of protective steps against COVID-19.
According to a notification issued by the Home Department of Sindh government today, the ban has been imposed under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to limit the spread of the COVID-19.
Considering the request of commissioners Karachi and Hyderabad, the home department has decided to impose a ban on bathing and swimming on the occasion of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.
The notification further said rush at the beaches and canals could cause further spread of the novel COVID-19 in the province.
The number of coronavirus infections in Pakistan has crossed the grim milestone of 50,000 cases, according to the national dashboard.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre, there are a total of 50,694 confirmed cases in the country. Around 2,603 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours as the testing capacity has been enhanced.
The death toll has reached 1,067 including 50 people who lost their lives in the past 24 hours, whereas 15,201 people have recovered from COVID-19. There are 19,924 confirmed cases in Sindh while Punjab has 18,455 cases.
Balochistan has recorded 3,074 cases, Khyber Pakthunkhwa has 7,155, Islamabad has 1,326 cases, while AJK and Gilgit Baltistan has 158 and 602 cases respectively.
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