Emergency imposed in government hospitals amid rising infection in Sindh

Emergency imposed in government hospitals amid rising infection in Sindh

Photo of the hospital’s corona virus ward: File.

KARACHI: The rise in corona virus cases in Sindh has forced the Sindh Health Department to declare an emergency in all government hospitals across the province.

The health department has issued a formal notification stating that an emergency has been declared to deal with the worsening corona virus.

In view of the current Corona virus emergency, the Sindh government imposed a lockdown on Friday, August 8, which is effective from today (Saturday).

30 patients died of the deadly virus.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that a total of 30 people died of the deadly virus and 2,772 were infected overnight.

The death toll from the recent deaths rose to 6,001, or 1.6 percent, according to the statement.

The new infection was reported when 18,267 samples were tested, which translated into a positive ratio of 15.1%.

According to the statement, 43,000 patients are isolated at home, 1399 in different hospitals and 39 in isolated centers.

The condition of 1,221 patients was described as critical, 108 of them on ventilator.

Citizens turn to vaccination centers.

Hundreds of citizens gathered at vaccination centers in Karachi today as the Sindh government warned to block the SIM cards of those who are not vaccinated against the disease.

Endless queues of people were seen throughout the day and night at the city’s major vaccination centers.

Sindh government spokesman Barrister Murtaza Wahab claimed that the Sindh government’s warning to block SIM cards helped speed up the vaccination campaign.

“In Sindh, 185,406 people were vaccinated within 24 hours,” Wahab told a press conference on the first day.


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