Early Monday, the Sindh Health Department reported 19 more cases of coronavirus in the province, bringing the total number of identified cases in the province to 352.
This has brought the national tally upto 799.
Seven of the new cases were reported in Karachi and were of local transmission, while Dadu reported a first case of coronavirus. In Sukkur, eleven pilgrims who have just returned from Iran via Taftan have also tested positive.
In an effort to curb the spread, the Sindh government has placed a lockdown throughout the province.
All offices, places to gather, public transportation and bus stands will remain closed for 15 days. Ride-hailing services are also discontinued.
“Nobody will be allowed to come out of their home unnecessarily, for which I have given clear instructions to the law-enforcement agencies and the administration,” Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said.
No more than two people would be allowed in a car, he said, with the only exception being the three-person exemption for vehicles bound to hospital. They all should have their CNICs.