KARACHI: Eateries have been permitted to resume drive-through services, provided that they have already implemented all lockdown orders and ensure proper social distancing while delivering the service, according to a notification issued by the Sindh home department late on Friday.
The government had previously allowed restaurants to resume home delivery services, while dining in and takeaway are still banned.
Meanwhile, a separate notification, issued by the office of Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani, stated that it was mandatory for all stepping out of their houses for valid reasons to wear facemasks, such that their noses, mouths and chins remained covered.
The notification also elaborates on other lockdown guidelines for citizens and businesses.
According to the notification, employees are to be examined upon arrival at workplaces and if anyone is found to have fever, cough or flu, he or she is to be barred from entering and immediately shifted to a hospital.
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In addition, proper social distancing is to be ensured at all workplaces and they need to be regularly cleaned with disinfectants. Orders have also been issued for disinfecting biometric machines after every use and employers have been made responsible for ensuring the availability of soaps, sanitisers, hand wash and masks to their workers.
As per the notification, restaurants may deliver food from 8am to 5pm, while tandoors and bakeries too are to operate only during the stated duration.