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Sindh Govt Imposes Epidemic Disease Ordinance

Karachi: Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab on Friday confirmed in a video statement that the Sindh Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance has been imposed throughout the province.

“Citizens, shopkeepers, factory owners and every individual will have to adopt the safety precautions [for coronavirus],” he said.

Wahab said that violation of the ordinance will result in heavy fines and penalties. “Those who violate the SOPs will be fined up to Rs1 million,” he said, urging citizens to follow the SOPs issued by the home department to contain the virus.

The government has imposed restrictions on gatherings, religious and social events and has made mandatory the implementations of SOPs on businesses.

“The purpose of the law is to create awareness among the citizens about the implementation of precautionary measures,” said Wahab, adding that this law will ensure social distancing inside factories and markets.

“We all have to abide by the Epidemic Diseases Amendment Act,” he maintained while adding: “Let’s prove we are law-abiding citizens to end this pandemic together.”