Shrines to remain open in Sindh

HYDERABAD: The Sindh government on Tuesday decided to keep all shrines open with strict implementation of Covid-19 guidelines.

Earlier, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had decided to close shrines in the country.

The provincial home department, in a letter, addressed to the Auqaf chief administrator directed to keep all shrines open with strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Auqaf department was directed to strictly follow guidelines and in case of any violation, immediate closure of the shrines be effected, the letter said.

Pilgrims will be checked for fever before they are allowed to enter the shrines, and they will be provided hand-washing facilities or hand sanitisers.

The department was further directed to constitute implementation teams in coordination with district administration for effective implementation of restrictions.

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