KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday directed to establish more isolation centers in the province, including Karachi.
Chairing a meeting in Karachi, Murad Shah said capacity of Expo Isolation Center should be enhanced from 1,200 to 1,500 beds. He asked Commissioner Karachi Iftekhar Shalwani to design a plan in this regard.
The chief minister said permission had been given for online business in the province. He appealed to people to take all precautionary measures in this regard.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has soared to 13,328, while the death toll from the virus stands at 281, with 12 new deaths.
According to National Command and Operation Center, these include 5,446 cases in Punjab, 4,615 in Sindh, 1,864 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 781 in Balochistan, 318 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 245 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 59 in Azad Kashmir.
3,029 patients have so far been recovered. 91 patients are in critical condition.