Staff Reporter Karachi
Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister Murtaza Wahab on Monday warned that the Covid-19 situation in Karachi had become very “dangerous, alarming and concerning” ahead of the upcoming Eidul Azha holiday.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, the adviser noted that the city’s positivity rate had increased to 23.12 per cent in the last 24 hours when it was 8.5-9pc 10 days ago.
He said Covid-19 standard operating procedures weren’t followed by people after the Sindh government relaxed restrictions which led to the positivity increase.
“Now Eidul Azha is coming […] and it’s a very dangerous, alarming and concerning situation [in Karachi],” he added.
He called upon the public to follow SOPs for “your own benefit” and get vaccinated.
“The government doesn’t want that there is strictness and we impose restrictions again because when we do then sometimes the PTI says something and sometimes the MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement) does [but] no one thinks about doctors, health workers and hospitals,” he said
Wahab said that people were falling ill in large numbers, turning towards hospitals and getting hospitalised, adding that “the situation is again developing to a dangerous extent.”