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Coronavirrus Update: 33 new cases of local transmission in Karachi

Home Department of Sindh has ordered the closure of petrol pumps across the province by 5 pm.

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33 new cases of local transmission of Covid-19 in Karachi have been confirmed taking the total number of cases in Sindh to 502.

According to the media coordinator to the Sindh health minister, Meeran Yousuf, there are 222 cases in Karachi, one case in Dadu, seven cases in Hyderabad, 265 pilgrims from Iran in Sukkur and seven pilgrims for Iran in Larkana.

Breakdown of cases:
– Karachi = 222 cases (33 new cases)
-Dadu = 1 case
-Hyderabad = 7 cases
– Cured = 14 (1 Hyderabad, 13 Karachi)
– Deaths = 3
– Undertreatment = 213
-Out of 230 cases, there are 171 cases of Local transmission

Pilgrims from Iran in Sukkur:
– Positive = 265

Pilgrims from Iran in Larkana:
Positive = 7
Negative = 76

Grand Total – 502 cases in Sindh

Total number of tests conducted in Sindh to date: 5945

To tackle the spreading of coronavirus, Sindh govt. has urged people to stay indoors and practice social distancing.

Furthermore, the Home Department of Sindh has ordered the closure of petrol pumps across the province by 5 pm.

According to a notification, it issued Sunday, the Gas stations will remain open from 8 am to 5 pm. Puncture shops, on the other hand, have been allowed to remain open till 8 pm.

The home department has directed the police to ensure that the order is implemented in all districts and cities across Sindh. The notification added that petrol pumps located on highways will remain open.

the authorSaman Siddiqui

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