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Two arrested, several public places sealed for violating COVID SOPs in Karachi

Sindh government has imposed a partial lockdown

KARACHI: The district administration and Rangers conducted a joint raid in Bahadurabad and stopped a wedding ceremony taking place on a rooftop, while two organisers of the event were arrested.

The assistant commissioner of the locality stated that the suspects were violating coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs). “A ban has been placed on all types of indoor and outdoor gatherings,” he pointed out, referring to lockdown restrictions in Sindh.

Meanwhile, a restaurant in Civil Lines, a wedding hall in Lyari, and a cafe in Garden were also sealed by the district administration, police, and Rangers for violating COVID-19 precautionary measures.

On the other hand, several motorcyclists, who were arrested for violating an earlier ban on pillion riding, were released from the Airport police station today (Sunday).

The Sindh government has imposed a partial lockdown across the province from July 31 to August 8 in light of the rising coronavirus cases.  Inter-city travel, government offices, markets, and gatherings at indoor and outdoor places are banned during this time period.

However, essential services such as pharmacies and groceries are allowed to remain open.  Restaurants are only allowed to deliver food and no take-way or dining is allowed.

The partial lockdown also prohibits citizens from unnecessary movement and vaccination cards of citizens will be checked.