ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday granted approval to Sindh government’s request to extend coronavirus restrictions in the Sindh province for another week, according to a report published in Dawn.
The National Coordination Committee meeting was chaired by PM Imran Khan, which reviewed the coronavirus situation in the country.
CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah While addressing the NCC meeting, said that despite closing marketplaces by 6pm and restricting people to their homes, with some exceptions, the COVID positivity ratio has shot up to more than 10%.
“Provinces are independent to take their own decisions regarding COVID-19 and Sindh can extend lockdown restrictions for another week if it deems appropriate,” the prime minister reportedly told CM Murad.
The Sindh government, last month, had extended the lockdown restrictions for two weeks amid rising COVID-19 cases after Eid holidays