Karachi: In view of the current situation in Sindh, the provincial government has extended the coronavirus-related restrictions for another two weeks.
Under the leadership of the Chief Minister of Sindh Province Syed Murad Ali Shah, the Anti-Coronavirus Task Force also decided to extend the closure of schools and other educational institutions to June 6.
The meeting also agreed to reduce the opening hours of the market to 6 pm, and at the same time to close all leisure venues (including sea views and parks) for 14 days.
Meanwhile, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Saturday also directed the federal and the provincial governments to keep the educational institutions closed till June 6 in COVID-19 hotspot districts.
It merits mention that Pakistan has reported 88 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 897,468. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 20,177 on Saturday.
According to the latest figures by the NCOC 4,007 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.
Up to now, 9,739 of the 4,891 people in Punjab, Sindh, 3,900 in KP, 744 in Islamabad, 526 in Azad Kashmir, 526 in Azad Kashmir, 270 in Balochistan and 107,900 in GB have been killed by the epidemic .