KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said that complete coronavirus restrictions should be implemented after six in the evening in Karachi.
The chief minister issued these directives to the Karachi commissioner and Sindh Police inspector general while presiding over a meeting of Provincial Task Force on Coronavirus at CM House.
“Nobody should unnecessary get out of his house. Tuition centers are being run, which should be immediately closed. I will review the situation of coronavirus on Friday,” he said adding that if the situation did not improve then more measures would be taken to stem the disease.
He formed a task force comprising provincial ministers Nasir Shah and Owais Shah and Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab. He directed them to inform all the stakeholders about the prevailing situation by meeting them.
Murad Shah said that the committee members would meet political parties as well. He said that no politics should be done on the situation of coronavirus.
Thirty-nine more deaths due to Coronavirus and 3,262 new positive cases of the infection have been reported in Pakistan during the last 24 hours.
According to National Command and Operation Centre, 49,412 tests were conducted while positivity ratio remained 6.6 percent.
The death toll due to pandemic in the country has reached 23,087.
According to the Sindh Health Department, 7,783 tests for coronavirus were conducted in Karachi during the last 24 hours, of which 1,932 patients were confirmed to have contracted the deadly virus, rising the positivity ratio to 24.82 percent.
On the flip side, Dr Ruth Pfau, Civil Hospital, Karachi has suspended OPDs and elective surgeries due to spread of COVID-19 disease among doctors, paramedical and nursing staff of the hospital.