New measures enforced to control rise in pandemic: Wahab

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Spokesperson for Sindh Government and Advisor for Law, Environment & Coastal Development Barrister MurtazaWahab said that the provincial government has issued a new order to control the coronavirus situation, which was announced by the Chief Minister at a high-level meeting here on Monday.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at Media Corner of Sindh Assembly Building.

Barrister Murtaza Wahabasked why the Sindh government was asking the people not to leave their homes without any reason.

He said that from May 17 to May 23, 12.6 per cent positive cases of coronavirus were reported in Karachi and 10.8 per cent positive cases were reported in Hyderabad.

As many as 729 people were treated in hospitals on May 14. Now in the last 24 hours, the number of patients had increased to 204.

The third wave of coronavirus had 855 cases in a single day on April 23 and now on May 18 this number has crossed 2000.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab further said that there was not a single bed in Sindh Institute of Infectious Diseases, only two beds were vacant in HDU.

Not a single bed is vacant at Liaquat National Hospital and SIUT.  “Should we allow the epidemic to spread?” he asked.

He added that in the first wave, when cases of coronavirus were on the rise, this is why there was no major damage to the decision, it was a good thing that the common man supported the Sindh government in difficult decisions.

We do not want a curfew to be imposed and things to be stopped. If we want normal life to go on normally, we have to support the government.

Advisor for Law, Environment & Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab also said there was a lot of rush in the parks on Sunday which resulted in this.

It has been decided to close the all parks completely and if the shutters of the hotels are to be rolled out and food is to be served then tough decisions would have to be taken.

The Sindh government spokesperson appealed to the people to sacrifice 14 days and ask those who have fallen ill what is going on. We have to follow the SOPs and wear masks.

Moreover, the citizens have to be vaccinated, otherwise the situation could get worse like in India.

“People are moving around as usual,” he said.  We are sorry that people do business by dropping the shutters of shops.