COVID-19 outbreak: Sindh govt imposes lockdown in Karachi till August 8

COVID-19 outbreak: Sindh govt imposes lockdown in Karachi till August 8


Karachi: In order to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus infection, the Sindh Provincial Government has imposed a blockade on Karachi from July 1 to 8.

During the meeting of the Corona Working Group led by the Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Murad Ali Shah, it was decided to close shops, markets and inter-city traffic, while also issuing instructions to check the vaccination of people roaming on roads and streets Card.

Participants also decided to close government offices starting next week and no longer provide wages to unvaccinated employees after August 31. Medical stores will be open throughout the city.

Members also considered the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the coronavirus with the assistance of law enforcement agencies.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 86 deaths from the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and the number of positive cases has surged to 1,024,861. The national death toll has jumped to 23,295.

According to the latest data released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 4,537 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

In terms of death toll, Punjab province remains the most affected province, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 11019 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 5,947 in Sindh, 4,444 in KP, 799 in Islamabad, 622 in Azad Kashmir, 327 in Balochistan, and 137 in GB.

Furthermore, 377,231 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 355,483 in Punjab, 143,213 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 86,945 in Islamabad, 30,162 in Balochistan, 23,819 in Azad Kashmir and 8,008 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 15,936,674 coronavirus tests and 58,203 in the last 24 hours. 938,843 patients have recovered in the country whereas 3,117 patients are in critical condition.

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