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Tuesday Mar 24 2020
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Web Desk

Coronavirus outbreak: Karachi shops to close from 8:00pm to 8:00am

By
Web Desk

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah on Tuesday announced an "effective lockdown" across the city whereby all shops, except for medical stores, will remain closed from 8:00pm to 8:00am.

During this time period, all shops, including grocers and kiryana stores, will remain closed, Shah added. He, however, clarified that hospitals were to continue operating on a 24-hour basis.

The provincial minister said Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had directed the banking industry to keep their key branches open only.