Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that the provincial government has decided to increase testing in virus hotspots. In a meeting, Shah said that the Sindh government is offering free tests and encouraged people having symptoms to get themselves tested. He directed the provincial disaster management authority to send messages to people on their phones as to how they could get tested if they were showing symptoms of the virus. The chief minister also allowed cattle markets to be opened, SOPs for which will be issued later.Meanwhile, the Sindh government gave the go-ahead to allow cattle markets to be set up across the province, under strict compliance of COVID-19 SOPs. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah after he chaired an important meeting pertaining to the establishment of cattle markets before Eid-ul-Azha.The chief minister’s spokesperson said that the provincial government will ensure that organisers of the markets strictly adhere to the SOPs which will be issued by the provincial government. CM Murad urged masses not to unnecessarily go to animal markets and directed the deputy commissioners to ensure people do not operate markets in streets and alleys. He said that children will not be allowed to go to the markets, in a bid to protect them from the coronavirus.