With 2,537 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus and 56 deaths, Sindh enters its 28th day of lock-down.
Along with other parts of Pakistan, Karachi and other provincial cities are still crippled as daily life is disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Till now, the novel virus has killed 56 people in the province, with the number of cases growing slowly.
Meanwhile, on Monday, employees began to return to factories and industries located in Karachi’s Landhi and Korangi districts, as the government eased a lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
However, on Monday, Sindh Minister of Education and Labor said it would be very difficult for the provincial government to ensure that the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to coronavirus is enforced across the province in mosques.
“It will be up to the administration of mosques to ensure the SOPs are being implemented. If that does not happen, the government can review decision to ease restrictions on prayer congregations,” he said.
The panel included the president of the Pakistan Medical Association, renowned eye surgeon and the head of the hospital’s Hashmanis Group, Dr. Sharif Hashmani, Dr. Qaiser Sajjad, Dr. Qazi Wasif and Dr. Ghafoor Shoro.
The meeting’s focus was on the issues of health and safety in the present COVID-19 situation. They also addressed the protection steps in the coming days to make things more foolproof.
During the current lock-down, Dr. Sharif Hashmani urged for improved hospital management that could help better treat patients with serious and lethal diseases such as heart attacks and others.
Murad Ali Shah thanked the panel and asked for further support.