Sindh government has permitted outdoor dining in restaurants till 10:00 pm and extended the time for takeaways to 1:00 am.
A notification issued on Friday said the new timings shall come into effect immediately and remain effective till January 31, 2020.
Amid rising cases of Covid in the country, the government on the recommendation of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) banned indoor dining and events and limited outdoor gatherings to 300 people in November. It also made face masks mandatory in public spaces, closed shrines, cinemas, and theatres, and instructed public and private offices to adopt a work-from-home policy and 50% occupancy.
Following the NCOC decision, Sindh government issued a notification directing markets and business centres to stay open from 6:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays and remain closed on weekends. The cut off time was revised to 8:00pm following Karachi traders’ protest.