Following a drop in the number of daily cases, the Sindh government lifted several Covid-19 restrictions in the province on Wednesday.
Markets throughout the province, including Karachi, can now remain open till 10 p.m. Pharmacies, grocery shops, bakeries, and gas stations would be permitted to operate 24 hours a day.
Sunday markets will be closed in Karachi, while Friday would be the closed day in the province’s other cities and villages.
Indoor eating would be permitted until midnight for vaccinated persons, according to a provincial government announcement, while takeout and home delivery services would be available 24 hours a day.
Offices have also been permitted to restart operations with 100% attendance.
Indoor events, such as weddings, would be permitted with a maximum of 200 attendees, but outdoor events would now be permitted with a maximum of 400 visitors while complying to Covid-19 standards.
However, theatres and contact sports are still prohibited across the province, and only those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 would be permitted to enter indoor gyms.
“Public transportation may operate on sanctioned routes with an occupancy level of up to 50% seating capacity, subject to all SOPs being followed and employees being fully vaccinated. All sorts of refreshments served to clients by transportation providers during their travel are prohibited. Railway services would continue to run at 70% occupancy under stringent Covid-19 procedures, subject to all SOPs being followed and passengers and personnel being fully vaccinated, according to the announcement.
According to the home department, all amusement parks, water sports, and swimming pools can continue operations at 50% capacity.
Based on risk assessment, district administration may enforce smart lockdowns in certain regions under their control using tight Covid rules. It must use targeted smart lockdowns or micro smart lockdowns.
From September 16 through September 30, the order will be in effect.