Sindh: Stricter lockdown on cards as coronavirus cases goes rampant

Sindh is reportedly pondering reimposing a province-wide lockdown to curb the coronavirus spread as cases of the deadly respiratory disease continue mushrooming on Thursday.

The province has hinted at implementing recommendations made in a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) sent Tuesday to the Punjab authorities. The global health body had expressed concern over easing of a lockdown in Pakistan’s biggest province without fulfilling six conditions to do so.

The current situation of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan required that the recommendations of the World Health Organization be strictly followed.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, the sources said, was consulting with his party leadership over the WHO’s suggestions and recommendations and taking advice from senior members of the provincial cabinet as well as health experts.

Sindh government has hinted at implementing recommendations made in a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) sent Tuesday to its Punjab counterpart.

A final decision on the proposed two-week lockdown and other restrictions was expected to be made in consultation with the federal government, the sources in the Sindh government noted. The provincial leadership had also decided to get in touch with Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab.