Sindh to reopen shrines after Eid-ul-Azha

Sindh government has hinted on reopening all shrines across the province for public after Eid-ul-Azha.

Sohail Anwar Siyal – Sindh Minister for Auqaf and Irrigation has stated that the Sindh government intends to reopen shrines after Eid-ul-Azha.

Addressing the media in Sehwan – Jamshoro, the provincial minister revealed that al; shrines including that of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar will be reopened for public with strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) to avoid coronavirus spread.

The development comes as all shrines in Sindh have been closed for public since early March in wake of COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Prior to this annual Urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was also cancelled back in April in light of the increasing coronavirus cases in the province.

Sindh has reported the highest number of COVID-19 tally with 119,398 cases and 2,172 casualties so far.

A total of 108,989 patients have recovered from the novel virus, meanwhile 8,237 are under treatment, of which 7,721 are in self-isolation in their homes and 505 are admitted in various hospitals.