Positivity ratio 20% as Covid surge shakes Karachi

By: News Desk      Published: 02:46 PM, 17 Jul, 2021
Positivity ratio 20% as Covid surge shakes Karachi
Staff coming out of the centre to stage a protest.

The coronavirus cases have spiked in Karachi during the last 24 hours as the coronavirus positivity ratio surged to 20.3 percent including infections from the Indian variant Delta virus on Saturday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

NCOC head and Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar recently expressed his concerns on the spread of Indian mutant coronavirus.

In the latest development, five more patients were admitted to Lyari General Hospital as doctors confirmed that all were Delta variant COVID-19 cases.

Moreover, among nine people who were undergoing treatment at Lyari General Hospital eight have been discharged.

‘No salary, no work’

On the other hand, registration staff along with the IT workers at Expo Vaccination Center Karachi staged a protest against the non-provision of salaries.

The public vaccine registration has been suspended at Pakistan's largest vaccination centre in Karachi after contract employees went on to stage a protest as they have not received salaries for the last three months.

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About 300 workers protested at the Expo Centre, saying they should be given their due right as per the promise made. The protesters also chanted slogans and said there would be no work if they would not get any salary.

However, the protesters returned to work after assurances of payment of salaries from the authorities.

Also, as many as 12 passengers were tested positive from a flight which came from Saudi Arabia and landed at the Karachi International Airport.

Reporter Kifayat Ali Shah