Member of the Provincial Assembly from Sindh MPA Syed Abdul Rasheed, on Friday has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a statement released by his political party, the Jamat-e-Islami.
A spokesperson for the party told the media on Friday morning that MPA Rasheed was tested for the virus at a private hospital in Karachi and after the positive diagnosis, isolated himself at home.
On the other hand Sindh will observe again strict lockdown during 12 pm noon till 3 pm in an effort to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus outbreak in the province.
Public or religious gatherings or congregations and unnecessary movement of the citizens will be strictly banned during the complete lockdown.
Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah urged the people to cooperate with the government in combat against the pandemic.
He Appealed the people to follow the safety instructions issued by the government to protect themselves from the dread virus.
According to the home department, a complete lockdown for three hours will imposed that day during the timings of Friday prayers, however, the orders will not apply to the private hospitals.
Police officials on Friday said that the restrictions on prayer congregations across the province were still in place despite the federal government’s decision to ease a lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Police officials on Friday said that they had reduced the number of checkpoints across the city in a bid to ease traffic flow ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.
Officials added that two lanes for traffic had reopened on busy thoroughfares.
However, officials advised people to avoid venturing outside to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
On the other hand the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to passed the tally of 11000 on Friday after new infections confirmed in the country.