Health experts recommend 15-day lockdown in Karachi
KARACHI: The health experts and Sindh Health Department have recommended lockdown for 15 days in Karachi as situation of COVID-19 is getting worse day by day in the metropolis.
Sources said Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has convened a meeting of the coronavirus task force on Friday to take a decision regarding lockdown as COVID positivity ratio in Karachi has climbed over 30 percent.
They said the forum would decide about taking stricter measures to contain the viral disease after consultation.
Pakistan Medical Association Secretary General Qaiser Sajjad said that we should brace ourselves for more restrictions if we wanted to save ourselves from plunging into the situation similar to India. He said if pressure on hospitals mounted that the health system would deteriorate.
He said if traders wanted their businesses to continue then they should ensure that coronavirus SOPs were enforced at their businesses.
On June 9, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had further relaxed coronavirus restrictions across the country.
The NCOC meeting chaired by its head and Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar had decided that the business activities would be closed for one day instead of two days a week from now.
The forum had also decided to open gyms, but all the gym members must get themselves vaccinated.
CEO Indus Hospital Dr Abdul Bari said that 90 percent of the people affected with coronavirus were those who did not get themselves vaccinated.