With Covid raging in its fourth wave fueled by the Delta variant, the government of Sindh has on Tuesday made mandatory vaccination certificates from everyone visiting SabziMandi as Karachi’s virus infectivity rate spikes to 26 per cent.
The provincial minister for agriculture Muhammad Ismail Rahoo has announced that no businessmen, visitors, commission agents, traders or employees will be allowed inside the vegetable and fruit markets without their vaccination certificates and masks.Shops whose owners and staffers don’t get vaccinated will be sealed, Rahoo said.
Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah was alarmed after he was briefed that the COVID positivity ratio in city has gone beyond 26 percent.
The briefing was given during a meeting of the COVID Task Force headed by Sindh CM and attended by provincial govt officials, ministers, Rangers, and other concerned authorities.
Secretary Health KazimJatoi while briefing the meeting said that the overall positivity ratio in Sindh province has reached 12.7 percent with Karachi reporting a ratio of 26.32 percent on July 26