289 pilgrims arrive at Sukkur quarantine centre

By: News Desk      Published: 12:29 PM, 14 Mar, 2020
289 pilgrims arrive at Sukkur quarantine centre

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday declared an emergency in the wake of coronavirus pandemic and directed to form quarantine centres in each district of the province.

While directing the authorities to shift the pilgrims stuck at the Taftan border to isolation centres in Sukkur, the CM said: “I’ve sent the special medical teams to Sukkur.”

“We’ve to prepare for the incoming pilgrims as well,” the CM said and added that currently 289 pilgrims reached Sukkur from Taftan in six buses and another 853 would come.

In addition, Sindh Government’s spokesman Murtaza Wahab also said that the provincial government has been swift to respond to the crisis emanating from coronavirus by making a special hospital with the capacity of 120 beds and 16 ventilators in Sukkur.

Wahab said that the coronavirus patients would be quarantined at this hospital and will be kept in an isolation ward, adding “We cannot reveal the location of the hospital for strategic reasons.”

Sindh IGP also ordered fumigation of all prisons in the province.