Mayor urges caution on Eidul Azha

Asks people to follow the defined SOPs


Our Correspondent July 30, 2020
A file photo of MQM leader Wasim Akhtar. PHOTO: AFP

Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar urged citizens on Wednesday to be careful on Eidul Azha, adding that though the spread of coronavirus had slowed, it had not yet ended.

"People should avoid gatherings, adopt precautionary measures and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) while performing religious obligations on Eidul Azha," he said. "The infection may spread if we do not follow SOPs."

He maintained that it was the joint responsibility of the citizens and the authorities to keep everyone safe against the virus, adding that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation was offering free coronavirus testing facility.

He asked people to follow the defined SOPs while visiting cattle markets and avoid taking children there with them, also urging them to follow the health advisory regarding the congo virus.

Akhtar further appealed to citizens not to dump offal in drains and roads but in designated spots.

"It is our city and we should play our role by keeping our homes, streets and roads clean," he stated.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2020.

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