Sindh Implements Stricter Coronavirus Restrictions as Eid Approaches


While the coronavirus cases in the province of Sindh continue to rise with Eid Ul Fitr right around the corner, the authorities have decided to take action. Therefore, the government of Sindh announced that a new set of coronavirus safety restrictions will be implemented. 

This decision to impose stricter restrictions was taken in a meeting of the province’s coronavirus task force, which was chaired by Syed Murad Ali Shah, the Chief Minister of Sindh. 

As the meeting went on, it was mutually decided that all restaurants in the province will be given permission to offer only take-away services till Maghrib prayers. After this time, only home deliveries will be allowed to operate. This particular restriction is going to come into effect from Friday and will continue until Sunday of next week. 

The provincial government informed that its earlier restrictions placed on commercial activities will be upheld. As per the Chief Minister, shopping centers can only open up from early in the morning and shut down by 6pm. 

Moreover, Murad stated that sea view and Hawkesbay areas will be sealed during the Eid holidays. 

Pharmacies in the province were informed that they are exempt from all restrictions and conditions. The task force went on to say that all coronavirus inoculation centers will continue to operate at all hours of the day. 

The Chief Minister of Sindh further maintained that additional restrictions will be placed from Sunday onwards, which will last till the end of Eid holidays. 

On Wednesday, Sindh reported more than 1,000 coronavirus cases. More than 16,023 samples underwent the test for the disease and resulted in a positivity rate of 6.4%. 

The tally of the coronavirus cases in the province is now at a figure of 288,680 whereas, the death toll stands at 4,691. These were revealed by Murad Ali Shah himself during the meeting. 

On the other hand, he informed that more than 300 persons recovered from the disease overnight. This brought the total number of recoveries in the province to a figure of 266,719. 

As of now, more than 17,000 people in the province of Sindh are undergoing treatment because of the infection. Over 16,000 from this figure are currently isolating at homes, whereas 643 have been admitted to different hospitals. Around 616 patients are experiencing severe effects of the virus, and 55 have been put on ventilators due to difficulty in breathing. 

From the total of 1,038 infection, 526 alone were reported in Karachi. The highest number of cases in the City of Lights were recorded in the East District, with a total of 275 cases of the infection. 

The South District had detected more than a hundred cases, Central had discovered 84 cases, Malir reported 27 cases, and the West District revealed that it had 20 cases. The Korangi District also said that it had found 12 new infections. 

Where different cities in the province are concerned, Hyderabad reported 181 new cases, 38 were discovered in Shaheed Benazirabad, and 70 in Sujawal.