Coronavirus situation worsening in Sindh, says Murad

CM perturbed by high ratio of new cases in the province

By: News Desk      Published: 02:20 PM, 11 Apr, 2020
Coronavirus situation worsening in Sindh, says Murad

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the situation in the province is worsening as 104 new cases have emerged in a single-day that means 20 percent coronavirus cases have been increased in the province. 

In a video message on Saturday, the chief minister said “104 out of 531 tests carried out were reported positive and six deaths were registered in the last 24 hours. This is an alarming situation and it means that the lockdown restrictions are not being followed in true and letter spirit,” said the chief minister.

The CM said the new case ratio (20 percent) was the highest in the world in terms of new cases registered. “We need to seriously implement the lockdown restrictions. When the lockdown was implemented strictly, the situation was in control,” Murad said.

Murad expressed serious concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the number of new coronavirus cases reported in Sindh during the last 24 hours represented the highest ratio in the world. Murad said 531 tests were conducted in 24 hours out of which 104 were positive after which the total had reached 1,318.

He said six more people had lost their lives, showing that the situation was worsening because of not implementing the lockdown strictly.

The situation was better when the lockdown was thoroughly executed, the chief minister noted and added that he issued directives for strict implementation in Malir where the lockdown orders were not being followed.

He said the number of cases had also been on the rise in Hyderabad after which the lockdown was being tightened.

The chief minister said 371 patients had returned to their homes after fully recovering and another 13 would be added to the list on Saturday.

Earlier, Murad had warned about the coronavirus spread in the slums areas after seven family members, including two children were, tested positive in Karachi.

On late Thursday night, his brother-in-law Syed Mehdi Ali Shah died from coronavirus at Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi.