Govt decides to keep markets closed two days a week as Covid-19 cases rise

Sindh traders reject govt’s new Covid-19 restrictions

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Traders in Sindh rejected the government’s new Covid-19 restrictions.

On Friday, the Sindh provincial government announced a new decision after the occurrence of coronavirus cases in the province, especially after the increase in delta virus cases. Indoor and outdoor dining in restaurants has been banned, the market will be allowed to open from 6 am to 6 pm, and weddings and gatherings are prohibited.

“These restrictions are the economic murder of traders,” Karachi Electronics Dealers’ Association head Muhammad Rizwan Irfan said. “If the government wants us the implement these measures it should return us our tax money.”

The Tajir Action Committee, all Karachi restaurant associations, and all Karachi Marriage Hall Lawn Banquet Association have held a meeting on Saturday, July 24 to protest the Sindh government. They will meet at the official residence of Karachi Sindh Tajir Ittehad Chairman Sharjeel Goplani.

These associations warned that if their demands are not met, protests and rallies will occur.

“The government has left us on our own,” All Karachi Traders Association head Ateeq Mir told . “We are not against the precautionary measures but closing markets two days a week is clear injustice with us.”

Mir added that the government should have consulted with the traders before announcing the new measures. “Talk to us. We can devise a plan to implement strict SOPs instead of complete closure.”

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