Complete lockdown observed in Dadu to fight coronavirus


DADU:A complete lockdown was observed in Dadu to fight the coronavirus Friday.

In response to the Sindh Chief Minister’s call, all business and social activities were suspended people. However, labor community faced problem as they could not earn livelihood. Bazaars and markets remained completely closed in the city as the government has further tightened the lockdown on Friday from 12:00 to 3 PM to avoid gathering of people on the eve of Friday prayers.

Only retail shops were opened till 5pm to provide necessary daily use items to the citizens. Sindh government offices and educational institutes, including private, remained closed. Police and Rangers have been deployed across the city to ensure the lockdown. A low number of motorcycles, cars and other vehicles were seen plying the roads for necessary works. The hospitals and medical stores however remained open to cater to the needs to patients.

The laborers community has badly been affected by the lockdown and they need urgent relief goods, including ration, to feed their children. A large public gathering, weddings and congregations, conferences and other events have also been banned in the city.

Millions of people have been forced to stay homes across Pakistan following a lockdown to fight coronavirus cases. Streets were deserted, public transport, offices, parks, and other public spots remained closed in all the four provinces today. The government also announced suspension of railway operations across the country besides halting international flights to control the virus.

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