Karachi: To prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, the Sindh Provincial Government announced that from today (Sunday) to the 16th of this month, all businesses, shopping centers and markets will be closed.
According to a notice issued by the Ministry of the Interior, bakeries, grocery stores, dairy shops, meat and vegetable markets will remain open until 7 o’clock. The restaurant only allows door-to-door delivery.
All kinds of transport intercity and inter-province will remain suspended while private cars/taxies will be allowed within 50percent capacity.
On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 118 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 858,026. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 18,915.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 3,785 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
In terms of the number of deaths and the number of cases, Punjab is still the most affected province, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 9,032 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,726 in Sindh, 3,588 in KP, 708 in Islamabad, 507 in Azad Kashmir, 247 in Balochistan, and 107 in GB.
Furthermore 317,972 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 291,668 in Sindh, 123,842 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 77,974 in Islamabad, 23,324 in Balochistan, 17,866 in Azad Kashmir and 5,380 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Pakistan has so far conducted 12,190,671 coronavirus tests and 40,736 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 757,281 patients, while 4903 patients are in critical condition.