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Sindh govt decides not to close schools despite an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases

Karachi’s coronavirus positivity rate reaches 35.30%!

CM Sindh Murad Ali ShahCM Sindh Murad Ali Shah | OyeYeah News
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Sindh government decides not to close schools despite an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases across the province!

The decision was taken during the task force meeting chaired by CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah.

As being reported,  members of the task force, the Sindh Health Department, and health experts attended the meeting to review the ongoing situation in Karachi.

CM stated that with the public’s cooperation, the ongoing coronavirus wave will be brought under control.

The task force will reconvene in a few days, and further decisions will be taken after a review, he added.

Following Key decisions were taken during Saturday’s meeting:

  • Educational activities in the province will continue as usual.
  • All hospitals, both public and private, will be surveyed for capacity and need. 
  • Wearing a mask in wedding halls, markets, and public places will be mandatory.
  • Food will be distributed in boxes during the wedding ceremonies.
  • Only vaccinated individuals will be allowed in the markets, with administration checking vaccination card records.
  • Restaurants that do not comply with COVID-19 SOPs will face charges.
  • Additionally, the meeting determined to intensify immunization campaigns throughout the province and to carefully adhere to SOPs.

On the other hand, the country faces the fifth wave of the deadly virus fueled by the omicron variant, and the largest city of the country has the highest rate of covid positive cases.

In the last 24 hours, 2846 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Karachi, among those 430 people have tested positive for the omicron variant.

Karachi’s coronavirus positivity rate has surged to 35.30%!

So far 430 Omicron variant cases have been detected in Karachi.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus positivity rate in Muzaffarabad was 11.9%, Rawalpindi 9.9%, Lahore 8.5%, Peshawar 5.4%, and Hyderabad 5.1%.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.