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Sindh Decides To Ban Cattle Markets On Eid

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led government in Sindh has decided to ban all cattle markets across the province before Eid-ul-Adha, “in the wake of worsening covid-19 situation”.

The provincial local government department has written a letter to Home Department, withdrawing its earlier recommendation to open cattle market as per standard operating procedures (SOP’s).

“You are requested to withdraw letter dated 2nd June 2020 regarding opening of Cattle Mandis as per SOPs, in the Cwake of worsening covid-19 situation on ground as per directions of the Competent Authority,” the letter noted.

The fatal coronavirus has claimed 2,729 lives in Pakistan, including 97 deaths in last 24 hours, while 53,721 patients have recovered successfully and have been discharged from the hospitals. Moreover, as many as 3,144 infected patients are currently in critical condition across the country.

The national tally of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen to 144, 478, including 5,248 cases in last 24 hours. The provincial governments of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan have confirmed 54,138, 53,805, 18,013, 8,177 cases respectively. Meanwhile 1,129 cases in Gilgit-Baltistan, 8,569 in Islamabad, and 647 in Kashmir have been reported to date.

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