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The megacity of Karachi was experiencing an explosion of Omicron infections as within days the positivity ratio has shot up to over 39 percent yesterday. Only in 24 hours, there was an increase of 6.5 percent in positivity rate.
The Sindh Task Force in its meeting on Saturday maintained that wearing facemasks in public places was mandatory, which is also applicable on wedding halls, marquees and public places. It was also directed that the guests at wedding halls should be served food in boxes. Only vaccinated people will be allowed to enter the markets and the administration must check the vaccination cards of the visitors, the Task Force added.
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah warned that government officers who would not wear facemasks would be fined. It was proposed that the fine should be deducted as one-day salary of the violators.
The Sindh government also decided to accelerate the vaccination campaign through the province because the surge in coronavirus cases, as the chief minister said, was due to ignoring the standard operating procedures (SOPs).