Sindh closes all shrines amid rise in Covid-19 cases

09:23 PM | 24 Nov, 2020
Sindh closes all shrines amid rise in Covid-19 cases

KARACHI - The Sindh government on Tuesday decided to close all the shrines for visitors to curb the spread of the virus in the province till January 31, 2021. 

For this, the Aukaf Department has issued a notification announcing the closure of shrines in Sindh for two months including the shrines of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Bhitt Shah, Dargah Serwari Nooh, Sachal Sarmast, and others. 

The administration has vacated the shrines of all visitors and instructed staff members to carry on their duties in accordance with the coronavirus SOPs, Geo News reported. 

The coronavirus has taken the lives of 13 more people and infected another 1,382 in the last 24 hours, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said in a press release.

The chief minister said that the death toll had reached 2,858, while the overall cases in the province stand at 166,033.