Reported by Samaa, the Sindh government has decided to loosen the lockdown rules that had been placed for public safety during the spread of coronavirus.
The government has reportedly decided to give relief to the business community, trade centres, shopping centres, bakeries, and restaurants in Karachi.
Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani has confirmed this to SAMAA Digital.
Moreover, the Commissioner shared that guidelines are being made for restaurants, bakeries, industries, business centers, and other businesses. He also added that takeaway and delivery hours will be defined.
“Take-away and delivery facility from the fast-food chains and restaurants are to be provided during set hours”, Shallwani shared.
“The process of finalization of the SOPs is in the final stage and soon these will be sent to the Sindh CM for approval”, the commissioner added.
Moreover, the guidelines will be implemented after his approval. Furthermore, strict legal action will be taken against those businesses and shops that fail to comply with the government’s guidelines.
It is expected the administrative order will be out before 15th April.
On the other hand, the commissioner shared that grocery shops, general stores, supermarkets, medical centres, meat, and milk shops will also be able to remain open during certain hours of the day.
General stores, super-markets, medical centers, meat shops will open from 8am to 5pm, while milk and dairy shops will remain open from 5am to 8pm.