Sindh govt to block SIM cards of unvaccinated people

 Sindh govt to block SIM cards of unvaccinated people

Sindh govt to block SIM cards of unvaccinated people

KARACHI, 24 July: Sindh health department has conveyed a four-phase strategy to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to block mobile SIMs of unvaccinated people. In the province amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, on Saturday.

According to sources, the action against unvaccinated people would be taken in four phases and initially. A warning would be sent to them to get vaccinated or face blocking of their mobile SIM.

In the second phase, the health department has recommended a ban on social media accounts of unvaccinated people. The calling services will be suspended in the third phase while the fourth phase will end up in complete blocking of mobile SIM.

On Friday, the Sindh government decided to approach Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block SIMs of unvaccinated people amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the province.

The decision was shared by the Spokesman for the Sindh government and Adviser to CM Sindh on Environment Murtaza Wahab from his Twitter handle.

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