KARACHI: In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 cases in the Port City, Hyderabad and Sukkur, the Provincial Govt. has imposed a two-week ban on what it called ‘unnecessary movement’ after 8PM commencing from tomorrow (Tuesday, 25th of May, 2021).
This was decided in a huddle of the Provincial Task Force on coronavirus held here today (24th of May) in the CM House Monday at CM House with Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in the chair. The Provincial Police Chief has been directed to stop citoyens voyaging in cars sans reason after 8PM. According to CM, there was a sharp rise in the COVID-19 cases after Eid-ul-Fitr holidays and the aforementioned two-week regime could contain the unbridled spread of the mysterious respiratory ailment caused by COVID-19.
It has further been stated that those going to hospital or for any other important work would be exempted from this curfew. CM said that he himself would monitor the state of affairs. Those violating this curfew will have to pay a fine of Rs. 200,000 to one million. Lights in parks will be turned off after sunset (Maghrib).
It is pertinent to mention here that on Sunday (23rd of May) the CM, maintaining that the whole world was opening because they had vaccinated their people, pointed out that Sindh had 234 vaccination centers all over the Province. He suggested people to get themselves vaccinated. Provincial Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Education Minister Saeed Ghani, Irrigation Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, Advisor Law Murtaza Wahab, Dr Abul Bari of Indus Hospital, Dr Faisal Mahmood of Aga Khan hospital and Dr Sajjad Qaiser of PMA were also present on the occasion.
Speaking at the Presser the CM said that COVID-19 new highs had hit in Sindh…he reminded that last year Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated on 24th of May and on that day, Sindh had recorded 846 cases and within 15 days after Eid-ul-Fitr the number of cases had increased to 3,036 on 11th of June, 2020 that constituted 30 percent detection rate. The CM said this year, Eid-ul-Fitr was on 13th of May 2021 and on that day, Sindh had 1,232 cases and within eight days (22nd May) the number of cases increased to 2135. “Our hospitals, particularly the Infection Disease Institute and Aga Khan have no beds for COVID patients.”
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