Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday intimated that the provincial government may be forced to introduce stricter restrictions if the standard operating procedures are not followed.
“If the situation gets critical, then the federation will be asked to impose more restrictions on public transport,” he said while addressing a press conference in the port city. He added that he had earlier requested the Centre to impose a ban on inter-provincial public transportation to contain the virus.
He lamented the fact that the government was not able to vaccinate as many people as it should have by now. Moreover, he warned those that had been vaccinated to still follow the SOPs to keep themselves safe.
As many as three more patients of coronavirus died overnight in Sindh, lifting the death toll to 4,533 and 470 new cases emerged when 9,923 tests were conducted.
This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Murad in a statement issued earlier on Wednesday. He added that three more patients of Covid-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,533 that constituted a 1.7 per cent fatality rate.
Shah said that 9,923 samples were tested which detected 470 cases that constituted 4.7 per cent current detection rate. He added that so far 3,425,531 tests have been conducted against which 270,309 cases were diagnosed, of the 95.8 per cent or 258,999 patients have recovered, including 466 overnight.
The CM said that currently, 6,777 patients were under treatment, of the 6,428 were in home isolation, 12 at isolation centres and 337 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 310 patients was stated to be critical, including 38 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, out of 470 new cases, 262 have been detected from Karachi in which East 124, South 62, Central 53, Korangi 10, West eight and Malir five.
While other district statistics are as follows, Hyderabad 73, Badin 16, Larkana 14, Sukkur 13, Matiari ten, Sujawal and Tando Muhammad Khan nine each, Shaheed Benazirabad, Jamshoro and Tando Allahyar eight each, Sanghar seven, Dadu six, Jacobabad, Khairpur, Mirpurkhas and Shikarpur five each, Ghotki three, Kashmore and Naushero Feroze one each.
The CM, in his statement, urged the people of the province to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs).