Sindh government demands inter-provincial travel bans

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Sindh government demands inter-provincial travel bans

KARACHI: Education Minister Saeed Ghani has expressed concern over the continuation of inter-provincial transport, train, and air travel, which would lead to a dramatic increase in cases of coronavirus in Sindh. During a press conference in Karachi, he demanded from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. And Balochistan to stop inter-provincial transport, train, and air travel.

In addition, Education Minister Saeed Ghani. Referring to the recent decision to suspend teaching in the province up to 8th grade for the next 15 days. He said that the majority of the steering committee had decided to close the school during a press conference in Karachi.

He dismissed the notion that the decision to close the school was unilateral. Saeed Ghani clarified that the steering committee also includes representatives of WHO including concerned agencies and the decision to close the school was taken on the basis of consensus. The Education Minister said that the schools were to be closed for two weeks and all.  The proposals were presented to the government after which it was decided to suspend the teaching process till the 8th standard in the province.

He said that the outbreak of Coronavirus in Sindh was less than in Punjab and Khair Pakhtunkhwa.

But it was not intended to turn a blind eye to its serious consequences. Saeed Ghani said that the Sindh government had requested the federation too. Public transport coming from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should be banned.

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The Education Minister said that inter-provincial transport, train, and air travel from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should be stopped. He said that so far no decision has been taken by the federation. In this regard and if they do not decide then the virus could spread rapidly in Sindh.

‘We fear that if inter-provincial transport, train, and travel continue, the cases of corona in Sindh will increase,’ he said.

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