Coronavirus forces entry into Sindh Chief Minister House?

A number of staff members test positive for deadly virus

By: News Desk      Published: 12:51 AM, 10 May, 2020
Coronavirus forces entry into Sindh Chief Minister House?
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah made an emotional appeal to people of the province a few days ago to follow the coronavirus safety rules and stay at home.–File photo

There are reports that novel coronavirus has penetrated into the Sindh Chief Minister House and a number of staff members have tested positive for the deadly virus.

As the news sent alarm bells ringing, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah decreased the number of official meetings taking place at his office and further decreased the number of staff that was on duty. Nowadays, the chief minister chairs coronavirus review meetings at his office through the video link.

Keeping in view the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the province, the Sindh chief minister has directed the authorities to keep office of the Health Department open even on Sundays. Now offices of the health department will remain open throughout the province on Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Leaves of health department staff have also been cancelled.

As the number of coronavirus cases topped 29,000 in Pakistan on May 9, Sindh was following closely behind Punjab with nearly 11,000 infections. On May 9 alone, Sindh reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases.