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Sindh government lifts restrictions from visiting shrines, gyms, amusement parks

By Our Correspondent
June 28, 2021

The Sindh home department has lifted the ban on visiting shrines throughout the province. A notification issued in this regard reads that in the light of the decision taken in the provincial task force meeting held on June 19 with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in chair, it has been decided to lift restrictions from shrines, indoor gyms, swimming pools and amusement parts from today (Monday) onwards.

According to the notification, the Covid-19 spread continued to show a downward trend due to which the restrictions on shrines, indoor gyms and amusement parks were lifted. However, in all these places, maximum capacity and minimum distancing should be mentioned at the entrance and no extra person should be allowed to prevent crowding.

The home department has also ordered that the staff of such places is vaccinated in due course. Wearing masks, floor markings for queue formation and signs boards are also a must at such places, according to the notification.

“There must be a six-foot gap between Zaireen [visitors] at the entrance of each Dargah. Sanitisation stations must be at every entrance. All the staff and Zaireen must be wearing masks. The shrines must be sprayed by chlorine,” reads the notification.

The visitors should only be allowed to stay 10 minutes inside the shrines, the notification reads. “Zaireen should avoid touching their faces. Auqaf staff and district administration and police should cooperate with each other,” it adds.