KARACHI: The province’s well being division on Friday established well being desks at home departure and arrival gates of Jinnah Worldwide Karachi airport
Earlier within the day, first coronavirus-related loss of life in Sindh was reported by the provincial well being officers because the variety of instances in Pakistan continues to climb.
Confirming the loss of life of the 77-year-old Karachi resident, Sindh Well being Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho mentioned that the deceased “had most cancers, diabetes and blood stress. The affected person didn’t have any journey or contact historical past”.
The minister additionally suggested refraining from coming in touch with the aged as outdated individuals with underlying medical situations are extra prone to the virus.
Amid a ballooning coronavirus disaster in Sindh, authorities officers are pondering a plan to lock down Karachi for 15 days in an try to comprise the novel coronavirus unfold within the metropolis.
The sources mentioned the ultimate choice on Karachi lockdown could be taken in a gathering of the civil and army officers in Sindh scheduled to be held on Friday (right now).
The provincial authorities have already shut down places of work of presidency departments for 2 weeks.
Beneath the lockdown, individuals is not going to be allowed to depart their properties unnecessarily. Nonetheless, grocery shops, pharmacies and medical shops will stay open together with different important providers. Ambulance service will even be exempted from these restrictions.