KARACHI, : The Sindh government has decided to keep the schools and other educational institutions open as the latest wave of coronavirus pandemic fuelled by the Omicron variant gripped the province especially Karachi.
The decision was taken during the meeting of the Sindh Corona Task Force held in Karachi under the chair of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Saturday.
The meeting decided to keep the schools open continuing the educational activities.
The Task Force also decided to conduct a survey in all the hospitals including government and private to gauge their capacity of handling the growing number of Covid-19 patients and what else these hospitals need.
The Task Force maintained that wearing facemasks in public places was mandatory, which is also applicable on wedding halls, markets and public places.
It was also directed that the guests at wedding halls should be served food in boxes. Only vaccinated people will be allowed to enter the markets and the administration must check the vaccination cards of the visitors, the Task Force added.
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah warned that government officers who would not wear facemasks would be fined. It was proposed that the fine should be deducted as one-day salary of the violators.