Sindh govt denies rumours of stricter lockdown
Spokesperson urges citizens not to pay heed to any rumours until government made official announcements
KARACHI: Sindh government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab denied prevailing rumours regarding a stricter lockdown and closure of shops in a video statement issued on Sunday.
Asking citizens not to scare those around them through misinformation, he appealed to the people not to pay heed to any rumours until the government made official announcements.
He pointed out that as a result of the fear of a tighter lockdown, people were rushing to the markets while ignoring precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus, which could be extremely dangerous.
"The death rate by coronavirus is increasing with the passage of each day and the situation is in front of us," said Wahab, requesting citizens to be cautious.
He once again, on behalf of the government, urged people to stay at homes as much as possible or wear masks and maintain social distancing if they had to leave their houses.
Citizens should not worry about the availability of essential goods in the market, said Wahab, adding that it was the government's responsibility to ensure the supply.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 1st, 2020.