Health Dept proposes closure of schools over Covid surge


An important meeting on corona virus situation was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah at Sindh Secretariat on Monday.

In the meeting, Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that marriage halls, cattle markets (Cattle Mandis), restaurants and markets would be sealed for violating SOPs of Corona virus.

During the meeting, the CS directed all commissioners and deputy commissioners take strict action against violators of the violations of pandemic-related standard operation procedures (SOPs).

He directed all the divisional commissioners including the commissioner Karachi to impose smart lockdowns in the areas where cases of Coronavirus is on the rise.

At the meeting, Secretary Health Kazim Hussain Jatoi proposed to close primary schools. He further proposed banning indoor dining, minimum attendance in wedding halls and complete closure of business two days a week.

On this, the Chief Secretary said that the proposals of the Health Department would be presented in the meeting of the task force headed by the Sindh Chief Minister.

The officials of the health department informed the meeting that 3.35 million people have been vaccinated in the province.

“Vaccination is being carried out in the province through PPHI, 647 vaccination centers of health department and 347 mobile teams.

In the meeting, the Chief Secretary directed all the commissioners and deputy commissioners to complete the target of vaccination and said that all measures should be taken to stop the spread of Corona virus.

He also directed health authorities and deputy commissioners to increase the mobile teams for vaccination.


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