Pakistan shuts restaurants with no distancing

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An employee walks past a closed restaurant after been sealed by authorities for violating Covid-19 Coronavirus prevention guidelines, in the Pakistan's port city of Karachi on October 2, 2020. (AFP)
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Employees gather outside a closed restaurant after been sealed by authorities for violating Covid-19 Coronavirus prevention guidelines, in the Pakistan's port city of Karachi on October 2, 2020. (AFP)
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Employees gather outside a closed restaurant after been sealed by authorities for violating Covid-19 Coronavirus prevention guidelines, in the Pakistan's port city of Karachi on October 2, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 02 October 2020

Pakistan shuts restaurants with no distancing

  • Pakistanis have been seen violating social distancing since last month when wedding halls were allowed to open
  • The government has also imposed a lockdown in some of the city’s high-risk areas

KARACHI: Pakistan authorities have closed more than 100 restaurants and six wedding halls in the financial capital of Karachi over violations of social distancing rules amid a sudden increase in COVID-19 deaths.
The government has also imposed a lockdown in some of the city’s high-risk areas to contain the spread of the coronavirus. A similar crackdown over social distancing rules has also been ordered in other parts of the country.
Pakistanis have been seen routinely violating social distancing since last month when wedding halls were allowed to open on the condition they adhere to such rules.
Authorities earlier reported 13 out of the country’s 15 single-day COVID-19 fatalities in southern Sindh province, of which Karachi is the capital.
Pakistan has reported 313,431 confirmed cases with 6,499 deaths.


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