KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday announced the decision to impose stricter coronavirus restrictions in Hyderabad and Karachi East.
He said this while chairing COVID-19 Taskforce meeting at CM House in Karachi.
The forum was apprised that the positivity ratio in Karachi was 10.42 percent and 14.52 percent in Hyderabad during the last week, while in Sukkur the ratio was 5.48 percent. It was also relayed that 93 percent people had recovered, while death ratio was 1.6 percent and positivity ratio across the province was 5.4 percent.
The chief minister said that the standard operating procedures were not being followed. He directed police and the Karachi commissioner to strictly implement the SOPs.
Murad Shah also directed the provincial ministers to visit the city areas as it would help in implementing the COVID-19 SOPs.
The meeting was attended by Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho, Saeed Ghani, Jam Ikramullah Dharejo, Nasir Shah, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Murtaza Wahab, Qasim Soomro, IG Sindh, Additional Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary, Commissioner Karachi, Secretary Finance, Secretary Education, Secretary Health, Dr Bari, Dr Faisal and representatives of Rangers and WHO.