Karachi: The Karachi Transport Bureau has decided to resume public transport in the metropolis on June 1 (Monday) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
President of Karachi Transport Ittehad Irshad Bukhari said that the transporters are facing financial difficulties due to the lockdown and the government is not doing anything to provide relief to them.
He added that we will follow the standard operating procedures (SOP) established by the provincial government, using masks, disinfectants and sprays.
The president also said that there were rumors about passengers who would take a seat.
On the other hand, as the number of deaths nationwide jumped to 1,483 and the number of positive cases surged to 69,496, Pakistan confirmed 88 new coronavirus deaths within a day.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 3,039 people have tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.
Sindh remains the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 27,360 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 25,056 in Punjab, 9,540 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,193 in Balochistan, 2,418 in Islamabad, 678 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 251 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 453 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in KP, 475 in Punjab, 465 in Sindh, 46 in Balochistan, 27 in Islamabad and 11 in GB.
The quarantine centers of 462 hospitals are providing treatment for patients, where 7,295 beds can be provided.
Pakistan has conducted 547,030 coronavirus tests and 14,972 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 25,271 coronavirus patients, but many patients are in critical condition.