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Sindh govt decides to further tighten restrictions in Hyderabad, East Karachi

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Karachi: The Chief Minister of Sindh Province Murad Ali Shah chaired a meeting of the anti-coronavirus task force in Karachi on Monday.

According to the details, the participants decided to strictly limit the restrictions in Hyderabad and East Karachi. CM reiterated that the government will not tolerate violations of standard operating procedures (SOP).

Murad Ali Shah further instructed the relevant authorities to take preventive measures to control the third wave of infections.

The decision was made after Pakistan reported 79 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as the number of positive cases has soared to 834,146. The total number of deaths across the country has jumped to 18,149.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 4,213 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 8,572 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,667 in Sindh, 3,392 in KP, 691 in Islamabad, 483 in Azad Kashmir, 237 in Balochistan, and 107 in GB.

Furthermore 306,929 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 285,626 in Sindh, 120,064 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 76,209 in Islamabad, 22,620 in Balochistan, 17,371 in Azad Kashmir and 5,327 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 11,928,095 coronavirus tests and 45,954 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 728,044 patients and 5,377 patients in critical condition.

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