Sindh Government orders to shut Field Isolation Centres

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Sep, 2020. 01:35 pm
Field Isolation Centre

The Government of Sindh has decided to close the Field Isolation Centres of Expo Centre and PAF Museum Karachi which were established in the wake of the COVID-19 emergency situation.

According to the details, this decision was taken during a meeting of the Coronavirus Emergency Fund chaired by the Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah in Karachi.

Addressing the meeting Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that now the number of coronavirus patients has decreased and there is enough space available in the hospitals across the province to keep these patients.

Coronavirus in Pakistan 

It should be noted that the ongoing deadly Coronavirus pandemic has claimed four more lives across Pakistan during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 6,393.

According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 665 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan.

However, the number of confirmed cases in the country spiked up to 303,089.

As many as 290,760 Covid-19 patients have recuperated from the disease, pushing the number of active cases down to 5,936. 29,097 samples were tested during the previous 24 hours, out of which 539 turned out to be positive.

Thus far, more than 3 million tests have been conducted across the country.

Schools, Wedding Halls now Open

Pakistan on September 15, reopened educational institutions and wedding halls across the country after six months closure as the country witnessed speedy recovery amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The National Command and Operation Centre, however, announced that as the cases in the country were dipping and the halls were allowed to reopen.

Following this, Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa issued notifications removing the ban on them.

The halls will, however, have to strictly implement coronavirus precautionary SOPs given by the government.

The instructions are listed below:

  • Only close family members and relatives will be allowed to attend the wedding
  • People will flu will not be allowed inside the halls
  • Wearing face masks is compulsory for everyone inside the halls
  • The halls will be sanitized regularly in intervals
  • No hugging or shaking of hands
  • One family will be allowed to sit at one table
  • The tables will be placed at a distance of one meter
  • Visitors will be checked for fevers with a thermal gun before entering
  • Food will be served at each table or a buffet system can be practiced but in gaps
  • Halls to use only 50% of their capacity

Wedding hall owners have also been directed to keep a minimum two-hour interval between different events during which the halls will be sanitized.

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