Sindh govt expected to issue advisory on avoiding public gatherings after coronavirus cases rise
On Tuesday, the provincial health department is expected to issue an advisory to people to avoid large public gatherings one day after Sindh confirmed nine more cases of coronavirus — all in Karachi.
The epidemic’s highest count since it was first identified last month in the country took the overall tally to 13 in the province and 16 in the region.
According to media coordinator Meeran Yousuf, Sindh Minister of Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho agreed to take certain measures during an internal meeting of the department.
At Karachi Airport, Sindh Health Department will create its own health desk and screening to screen all patients coming to Karachi. A frontline desk for information on coronavirus will be set up in all private and public hospitals. An advisory to stop large public meetings will be released today.
The chief minister was suggested to ban large public meetings such as the Pakistan Super League. If people have recently come to Karachi from a country with positive cases, an advisory will be given today for people to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Gadap Hospital was built and developed as an insulation facility for all reported positive cases. All private hospitals have been equipped with standard operating procedures (SOPs) on how to deal with a positive case.
Furthermore, the CM has proposed shutting down schools for a longer period.