At least 11 more patients of the COVID-19 died during the past 24 hours in Sindh, taking the total death toll to 4,587 in the province, it was learnt on Friday.
Sharing the statistics of COVID-19 cases, CM Murad Ali Shah said that 923 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus during the same period.
A total of 923 out of 12,786 tests carried out in the past 24 hours were positive, he added. Of them 559 were tested positive in Karachi
Currently, 10,211 patients were going under treatment for the disease at various hospitals in the province, the chief minister said.
Earlier, warning that Pakistan could face the same situation as in India, Prime Minister Imran Khan had appealed to the public to adhere to the government-prescribed SOPs to control the third wave of the coronavirus.
Briefing the media after chairing a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Covid-19, Prime Minister Khan had said if the SOPs were not followed, the government would be compelled to impose a lockdown.“If a lockdown is imposed the working class will suffer the most,” he had said.