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Strong and timely actions need to be taken to control COVID-19

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

15th Apr, 2020. 01:25 pm
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Chief Minister Sindh

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Wednesday that strong and timely actions need to be taken to prevent the curb of coronavirus.

While addressing the news conference Chief Minister Sindh  said we have received more test kits. Sindh Government is increasing the capacity of testing of Novel Covid 19.

Murad Ali Shah said 6 people lost their lives in Sindh fighting Covid 19 during the past 24 hours. However 133 people recovered from the dread virus.

Muarad Ali Shah expressed Concerns over growing cases of coronavirus in Sindh. He said there 1,668 confirmed coronavirus patients in province.

He said After the test comes out negative, people will be sent home with a certificate.

Murad Ali Shah has said 45 patients of the novel coronavirus in the province are critical.

The chief minister also regretted that big organisations were disclosing the names of their employees who have tested positive.

However he said, I do not recommend to disclose the names of coronavirus patients as they should be kept secret.

Murad Ali Shah negated the impression that Pakistan has less number of cases in comparison to the rest of the world, saying that 10 per cent of the total tests conducted turn up positive.

Murad Ali Shah warned that the number of cases  could be much higher.

He said that there about 15 cases in which the people already dead when they brought to the hospital and therefore could not tested.

Chief Minister Sindh on Lockdown

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that the restrictions during the lockdown, extended for the next two weeks, will be tougher than before.

“There are exceptions, but they very calculated,” he told the media in a briefing.

He thanked the federal and provincial governments had agreed to extend the lockdown for another 14 weeks and said that “there obviously danger or else we would have lifted” the lockdown.

Chief Minister Sindh on Supreme Court

Sindh government will furnish a response to the Supreme Court in writing in order to explain the administration’s position on the steps taken to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

He admitted that sealing of 11 UCs in Karachi was a hasty step but it was “not wrong”.

He recalled that he had earlier said that the government might make mistakes, but to do nothing would make matters worse.

Chief Minister urges to disinfect

“I request you all to please forgive our mistakes sometimes, we are working with sincerity,” he said.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has urged people, who allowed to go out for work, to disinfect themselves thoroughly when they return home.

He further asked people, who go out, to stay away from elderly people as they face more risk from the virus.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that the government will try to reach an agreement with religious scholars over holding prayer congregations in mosques.

He pointed out that even now, mosques open and prayers were being held but with restrictions on the number of people allowed to gather.

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