PAKISTAN NEWS: Coronavirus cases in Sindh exceed 209,000

Sindh registered 915 cases of other coronaviruses in the past 24 hours, increasing the total number of cases to 209,429, said Prime Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday.

In a statement, CM Shah said the province had recorded 22 deaths of young people, bringing the death toll to the province to 3,462.

The minister emphasized that in the last 24 hours, 11,692 tests were performed of 915 registered cases – a gain rate of 7.8%.

To date, 186, 353 patients have been infected, the statement said.

Mr CM Shah said 19 614 patients were being treated, with 3,462 being isolated in homes, 16 in wards, and 783 in hospitals.

The prime minister said 696 patients were said to be in critical condition, while 73 were on respiratory tract.

Karachi registers more than 80% of cases
The premier said Karachi had recorded 772 cases of 915 registered cases in the province.

He said 342 cases were registered in District East, 162 Central, 115 South, 95 Korangi, 37 Malir, and 21 West.

Hyderabad recorded 39 cases, Kambar 17, Badin 10, Khairpur, Larkana and Shaheed Benazirabad nine each, Ghotki eight, Sujawal six, Matiari, Umerkot and Tando Mohammad Khan each, Naushehroferoze, Sukkur, Tando Allahyar and Thatarkphatta two, each.

Sindh announced the closure of educational activities in the Madrassahs
The Sindh government has ordered the closure of all educational activities in religious schools throughout the province.

The notice said legal action would be taken against those who failed to comply with provincial government directives.

In November, the provincial government announced that educational institutions would remain closed from November 26 to January 10. Students would study at home or receive weekly homework until December 24 and the winter holidays would begin from December 25.

The provincial government has already made compulsory face masks in public places, restricted 300 large public gatherings, banned house marriages, closed sanctuaries, cinemas and theaters, and directed public and private offices to implement a home and 50% residential policy.

In addition, all states have restricted domestic food and limited time for markets, shops and supermarkets. Most parts of the country are covered by smart lockdowns.

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