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KARACHI: Chief minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday announced a reduction in mandatory closed days for businesses, saying that businesses will now only be closed on Sunday.

The decision was taken in the meeting of coronavirus task force with chief minister Sindh.

The meeting decided to close the business activity for one day instead of two days a week.

CM was informed that the rate of COVID-19 patients in Sindh has come down to 4.5% and some pressure on hospitals has eased now.

A total of 9.5% of the new cases were diagnosed in Karachi, 5.65% in Hyderabad, 12% in District East of Karachi and 9% in District South.

Taking notice of the news of issuance of certificate without getting vaccinated at the Expo Center, the Sindh Chief Minister directed the inspector-general and home department to take stern action against the persons concerned and said that he will not tolerate corruption or incompetence in any ongoing work against coronavirus.