CM Murad refutes rumors of ending lockdown in Sindh

Cheif Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah late Friday refuted rumors that the provincewide lockdown was coming to an end, clarifying that it was only entering the second phase starting Monday.
A tweet shared from CM House’s Twitter handle said: “[CM] Murad has categorically said that Sindh was not ending the lockdown on Monday and we are entering the second phase of lockdown with some extra restrictions, particularly at hotspots.”
The post mentioned that the statement was issued as some media channels were “giving the impression that the lockdown was ending on Monday, which was totally wrong.”
However, he said that “minor exemptions will be given to some sectors such as construction phase-2, and isolated shops in neighbourhoods would be allowed to operate under SOPs issued by the government,” he said.
He categorically mentioned that “air, train, and public transport would continue to remain closed”.
“Our lockdown is linked to our data,” CM Murad said, adding that Sindh’s provincial health capacity was currently at 20%.
“We will consistently adjust our protective measures according to our capacity,” CM Murad said.
The chief minister, concluding his statement, once again reiterated his stance of “ensuring food security in the country under which the federal government had to start to spray against desert locust, otherwise, next crop would not be saved from [locust] swarm attacks”.

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