Karachi’s administration on Friday decided to make face masks compulsory in the metropolis as coronavirus cases are on the rise.
Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani warned that if citizens do not comply with the rule, they will be slapped with a fine of Rs500.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that “severe action” will be taken against people who fail to comply with the prescribed coronavirus safety measures.
Shah presided over a meeting of the province’s coronavirus task force and said that with the increase in cases, the authorities need to ensure that people follow safety measures.
“Cases are on the rise in Karachi and Hyderabad,” the chief minister said, adding that safety measures should be ensured everywhere in the province.
In the past 24 hours, Karachi has recorded the most 380 cases in Sindh.
The province has recorded 579 cases today, more than yesterday’s record, and the number of infections has exceeded nearly three months.
In addition, there were 579 new cases in Sindh, rising to 148,922.
After three more patients died of the disease, the province’s death toll was 2,667.