School Vacations to extend in Sindh after 9 more coronavirus cases in Karachi
The Sindh Health Department has suggested to to shutdown schools for longer duration and ban on public gatherings like that of PSL, citing threats posed by Corona Virus outbreak.
Sindh Health Department disclosed this in a press note issued Tuesday.
Sindh schools closure likely to extended with reporting of 9 new coronavirus cases on March 9 – all 9 cases in Karachi and total in Karachi now stands at 13.
However the total number of cases rises in Pakistan to 16.
In an internal department meeting, chaired by Sindh’s Minister of Health and Population Welfare Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, it decided that Sindh Health Department would be setting up its own health desk and screening at the Karachi Airport to screen all the patients coming to Karachi while all private and Public hospitals will be setting up a frontline desk for information on Corona Virus.
The meeting decided that an Advisory will issued today to avoid large public gatherings, and it has suggested to the CM to put a ban on large public gatherings like PSL.
Besides these, Advisory will issued today for people to self-quarantine for 14 days if they have recently come to Karachi from a country with positive cases.
The press note says Gadap Hospital prepared and set up as an Isolation facility for all confirmed positive cases, while SOPs provided to all private hospitals on how to deal with a positive Corona Virus case.
Dr Zafar Mirza, the de facto health minister, also confirmed the development from his official Twitter handle.
“I can confirm 9 new cases of COVID-19 in Karachi. All these cases contacts of an already confirmed case. Further contacts are being traced and tested. This makes a total of 16 cases in Pakistan,” he tweeted.
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