Coronavirus outbreak: Complete lockdown imposed in Sindh from today

KARACHI (Dunya News) –In the wake of preventing further spread of coronavirus, the government of Sindh has announced that all business, shopping centres and markets will remain closed from today (Sunday) to the 16th of this month.

According to a notification issued by the Home Department, bakery, grocery store, milk shop, meat and vegetables markets will remain open till 7’o clock. Restaurants are allowed only home delivery.

All kinds of transport intercity and inter-province will remain suspended while private cars/taxies will be allowed within 50percent capacity.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 118 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 858,026. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 18,915.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 3,785 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 9,032 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,726 in Sindh, 3,588 in KP, 708 in Islamabad, 507 in Azad Kashmir, 247 in Balochistan, and 107 in GB.

Furthermore 317,972 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 291,668 in Sindh, 123,842 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 77,974 in Islamabad, 23,324 in Balochistan, 17,866 in Azad Kashmir and 5,380 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 12,190,671 coronavirus tests and 40,736 in the last 24 hours. 757,281 patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,903 patients are in critical condition.