Coronavirus: Sindh health department to propose ban on public events like PSL in Karachi, extend school holidays

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Karachi: The Sindh Health Department is considering a proposal to ban public events such as the Pakistani Super League in Karachi after Monday nine new coronavirus cases were confirmed.

The decision was made Tuesday morning at a meeting of the health sector organized by the Minister of Health of Sindh. The meeting also recommended the establishment of a health desk at the airport.

With the help of the help desk, all people who enter Karachi are screened for corona virus via the airport. A health department spokesperson said that a health care desk would also be set up in the hospital.

The hospital help desk, known as the Reception, will provide up-to-date information about the spread of the virus in the city. Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh, will also be advised to close schools in the province for longer.

The spokesperson added that a hospital in Gadapu will treat people infected with a corona virus. The spokesperson confirmed: “Proposals to cancel events such as PSL are also being forwarded to the government.”

“Those coming to Karachi from abroad should self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. An advisory in this regard will be issued later today,” the spokesperson said.

‘PCB to comply with health advisory’

A spokesman for the Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) said Monday that the committee has been in contact with health officials in Sindh.

“PCB members also sit on meetings related to the health situation in the province,” the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson said that the board will fully comply with health advisories issued by the government. 

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