Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho has requested older Sindh Assembly members not to attend sessions because of the coronavirus pandemic.
She said in an advisory sent to Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani that it is important that everyone follow the government’s guidelines for coronavirus prevention.
She also noted that the number of cases in the province grew daily with 1,744 cases reported on June 7.
“Elderly people due to their decreased immunity and people with multiple associated comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection,” she wrote. “The court of the disease tends to be more severe in these cases.”
She asked members over 55 years of age and those with illnesses not to attend assembly sessions because they are at a higher risk of infection. She also asked all members to wear facemasks properly while attending sessions, and to follow other guidelines.
The novel coronavirus has been contracted by various MPAs. With over 2,000 deaths, Pakistan ‘s total tally has risen to 100,000.