Karachi’s COVID-19 positivity rate surpasses 14% mark

Karachi’s COVID-19 positivity rate surpassed 14% mark on Thursday (today) forcing government to further tighten its restrictions.

Karachi’s COVID-19 positivity rate reached 14.32% forcing Sindh government to impose strict restrictions to curb virus spread in the metropolis.

City’s district administration sealed 64 shops and issued warning to another 369 over violation of government’s COVID-19 restrictions and SOPs.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has warned people against their prevailing attitude towards COVID-19 threat in wake of the deadly third wave.

CM Murad Ali Shah chaired a meeting over COVID-19 situation. The meeting was attended by Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Nasir Shah, Saeed Ghani, Murtaza Wahab, Qasim Siraj Soomro, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, IG Sindh Mushtaq Maher and other relevant officials.

In wake of recent surge in COVID-19 positivity rate, the forum has decided that all shops to remain closed after 6 pm. The new restriction will come into effect from tomorrow (Friday).

Meanwhile, restaurants and eateries have also been prohibited from takeaway services after Iftar under new restrictions.

However, they will be allowed to continue home delivery services.

Pakistan is going through its third COVID-19 wave which has proven to be the deadliest so far with country’s total COVID-19 toll standing at 845,833 cases and 18,537 casualties so far.

A total of 4,198 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours along with 108 deaths. Meanwhile 743,124 people have successfully recovered from the novel virus across Pakistan whereas 5,107 are still in critical condition.

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