Punjab, Sindh and KP to reopen marriage halls from Sept 15

Punjab, Sindh and KP to reopen marriage halls from Sept 15
Lahore: The provincial governments of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have announced to reopen marriage halls in their respective provinces from September 15.

According to details, following the decline in coronavirus cases, Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments have issued notifications removing the ban marriage halls. Moreover, all marriage halls have been advised to strictly implement coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) given by the government.

In Punjab, the government issued a notification to announce that all educational institutions and marriage halls will be reopened across the province from September 15.

As per Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Mohammad Usman, posters with SOPs should be put up inside wedding halls.

“In order to practice social distancing, wedding halls will be allowed to host only 50% of their capacity,” he added.

The home department of Sindh issued a notification to announce that the ban on marriage halls has been lifted from September 15.

“Everyone will have to wear face masks and observe social distancing inside the halls to ensure the virus does not spread,” the notification added.

Another notification released by the KP government said that marriage halls across the province will be reopened from September 15.

The managements of wedding halls have been advised to ensure that entry and exit points of marriage halls are now crowded and temperatures of those attending the events are checked via thermal guns. Sanitizers will be provided to guests at entry points of the halls.

“No wedding event post 10pm will be allowed to take place inside the halls,” KP government directed.

Earlier in March, the marriage halls were closed down after coronavirus cases spiked in Pakistan.