November 29, 2021

Situation not good, strict measures required, says CM Sindh

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KARACHI: 101 people succumbed to coronavirus in Sindh since April 21. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that to prevent a complete lockdown it is pertinent to ensure strict implementation of coronavirus SOPs.

Presiding over a meeting of the Provincial coronavirus task force, he pointed out that the trend of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country was alarming. Covid-19 positivity ratios in Karachi and Hyderabad have been recorded 10.75% and 20%, he noted.

Since April 21, 101 people died from the deadly virus across the province.

Regarding the latest situation of Corona virus, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the proportion of positive cases has been 10.75% from April 22 to 28. This situation is not good, strict measures will have to be taken.

During the meeting, it was informed that from 22nd April to 28th April 2021, the assessment rate of Covid is 10.75% in Karachi, 20% in Hyderabad, 9.48% in Sukkur and 2.79% in other districts.

The meeting was informed that from 22nd April to 28th April 2021, the assessment rate of Covid is 10.75% in Karachi, 20% in Hyderabad, 9.48% in Sukkur and 2.79% in other districts.

Chief Minister instructed the authorities to ensure the government orders were followed by people.

“Some private offices have still not reduced their staff members coming to work, neither are they following other SOPs,” he said. “They should be warned and if they still don’t comply then seal their offices.”

Inter-province and inter-district bus transport across Sindh will be closed starting April 30. “Any bus or van leaving from a province now won’t be allowed to go back,” the CM said.

Any sort of public transport coming to Sindh has been banned as well. Administrations have been instructed to make sure SOPs are followed by the transporters.

The chief minister instructed the health department to immediately start the vaccination of police officials in the province. Four centres for vaccination of police force have been set up at Police Hospital, SSU Headquarter, East DIG conference room, West DIG conference room.