KARACHI: A plan has been devised to seal 43 union councils of Korangi, East and West Karachi in the wake of increasing coronavirus cases.
According to details, the Sindh govenrment has directed to take strict action against the violators.
Earlier, District Health Officer had written a letter to the concerned authorities to seal parts of 16 union councils in Karachi’s West zone over coronavirus outbreak.
In the letter, it was mentioned that 34 coronavirus cases were reported in Gadap Town, Gukshan-e-Maymar, Khuda Ki Basti whereas UC 6 Surjani Sector listed 37 patients.
20 virus carriers were under treatment in Kemari UC 1 and Saeedabad, 32 in Sultanabad’s UC, 37 in Baldia Town and Islamnagar, 134 in Saeedabad UC 5, 27 in UC 6 Mujahid Colony and 149 patients were reported in Site Metroville Town.
The decision came after Pakistan confirmed 136 deaths – highest till date – by novel coronavirus in one day as the number of positive cases has surged to 154,760. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 2,975.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 5,839 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 58,239 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 57,868 in Sindh, 19,107 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8,437 in Balochistan, 9,242 in Islamabad, 1,164 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 703 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 1,149 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 886 in Sindh, 731 in KP, 89 in Balochistan, 90 in Islamabad, 17 in GB and 13 in Azad Kashmir.
Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available.
Pakistan has so far conducted 950,782 coronavirus tests and 28,117 in last 24 hours. 58,437 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.