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Covid-19: Sindh bans intercity transport, shuts educational institutions

KARACHI: In view of the growing Covid-19 cases during the third wave of the pandemic, the Sindh government on Monday announced to impose a ban on the inter-provincial transport, closed educational institutions, slashed government offices staff by 80 percent and decided to purchase two oxygen plants, one of which would be airlifted from China.

“We have also decided to seek the services of armed forces to assist the district administration and the police to implement Covid-19 related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the province,” Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said while addressing a press conference at the auditorium of the Sindh Assembly just after presiding over the Provincial Task Force meeting on Coronavirus.

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