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Sindh schools to remain closed till May 31 amid coronavirus outbreak

Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah decided to keep the educational institutions closed till May 30, 2020 amid corona virus outbreak.

The chief minister said that he has been chairing Task Force meeting on Coronavirus for the last 14 days.

The Coronavirus has become an pandemic, therefore the government has to take drastic measures to contain it.

The cabinet after thorough discussion decided to close the schools till May 30, 2020. This would be treated as summer vacation.

The schools would reopen on June 1, 2020.

The cabinet also proposed to discourage every kind of gathering, including marriages, social and religious gatherings.

The cabinet members raised the issue of prisoners who meet their relatives during their hearing in the courts and then return to the crowded jails.

The chief minister directed health department to issue advisory of jail inmates and their family members with whom they meet during the hearings and at the jail.

The chief minister directed the commissioners through chief secretary to hold meetings with the religious scholars and minorities’ leaders and discuss how the religious congregation could be discouraged in the present condition.

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