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Lockdown in Sindh: Govt closes all schools, colleges and universities amid COVID-19 surge

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Karachi: The spokesperson of the Sindh Provincial Government, Murtaza Wahab, announced that all schools, colleges and universities in the province will continue to be closed due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the province.

Wahab tweeted that Sindh government offices will operate with an essential staff of 20% only as the country battles a dangerous third wave of coronavirus.

“All schools, colleges and universities shall also remain closed due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases,” said Wahab.

The Sindh government spokesperson’s tweet came after CM Murad Ali Shah chaired a meeting of the provincial Task Force on Coronavirus. 

The officials present in the meeting were briefed on the coronavirus situation in the province. They were told the province presently has 664 ICU beds with ventilators.

They were also informed that oxygen plants are present at Dow University Ojha Campus, Trauma Centre and Gambat Hospital.

After the meeting, the spokesperson of CM Sindh announced that the government office in Sindh will be closed. He added that the secretary has been ordered to call only key personnel and the rest should work from home.

He also confirmed about the closure of educational institutes as announced by Wahab.

The provincial government, according to the spokesperson, has decided to ban visits in jails.

The spokesperson added that inter-city transport will also be banned in Sindh from Thursday, April 29.

Later, speaking to media CM Murad said Sindh government will also seek Pakistan Army’s help in implementation of SOPs. 

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