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Lockdown violators land in lockup

April 4, 2020 02:23 AM


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Police on Friday claimed to have arrested over 100 people for violating lockdown in Sindh.

The arrests were made a day after the home department released fresh restrictions under the epidemic act to stem coronavirus on Thursday.

Al kinds of public activities were prohibited from 12pm to 3pm and up to five people can offer prayers in mosques.

Authorities increased the deployment of lawmen to make people abide by protective measures but to no avail.

However, the lawmen put behind the bars over a hundred people, including 50 in Larkana. Several motorcycles are also confiscated.

Previous Friday, hundreds gathered for the weekly prayers despite strong warnings to avoid congregations amid fears of coronavirus cases.

In some cases, local police officers had rushed to the mosques to try and discourage people from entering but backed down in the face of possible conflict.

Many of the clerics had consequently been booked for violating the government's predetermined orders but the cases were withdrawn after scholars met Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

The Ulema then went on to guarantee their full support in the war against coronavirus.

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