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KARACHI Jul 30 – Sindh Corona Task Force has decided to observe lockdown from tomorrow to August 8.  and will close the government office from next week

This was decided by the provincial Corona Task Force meeting while considering different options i to combat speedy spread of virus in province

A meeting of Provincial Corona Task Force held at the Chief Minister’s House here on Friday, chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

The meeting is considering different options including two weeks lockdown, to combat speady spread of virus in province.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Sindh, provincial ministers and parliamentary leaders. The participants were briefed on the situation of Corona virus cases.

Addressing the meeting, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah said, “I want to take all stakeholders in confidence in the situation of Corona virus.

He said that opposition members and businessmen have been invited to the provincial Corona task force meeting to take stakeholders into confidence.”

Murad Ali Shah said, “This is an outbreak. I want all of us to have a voice in this regard.”

He said that he had met with religious scholars from across the province yesterday, in which he also informed them about the current situation of the Corona virus.

Secretary Health Sindh Dr Kazim Jatoi briefed the meeting that the diagnostic rate of corona virus has risen to 13.7 percent across Sindh, 45 patients died in Corona province yesterday.

He said that there are 39,958 corona patients in Sindh out of which 1,110 are admitted in 410 hospitals, 102 patients are on ventilators, 1,192 corona patients are in critical condition.

Briefing said that the diagnostic rate of Corona virus was 23 percent in Karachi, 14.72 percent in Hyderabad, 2.9 percent in Sukkur.

Briefing said that in the last 29 days, 469 coronary patients had died, 323 patients died, i.e 69% on ventilators; 50% of the patients (11%) died at home.

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