COVID-19: Murtaza Wahab urges individuals to be cautious, warns of harsher restrictions

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Sindh authorities spokesperson Murtaza Wahab talking throughout a video assertion in Karachi on May 3, 2021. — Twitter/murtazawahab1

The Sindh authorities will impose harsher restrictions if individuals and companies fail to comply with the imposed coronavirus commonplace working procedures (SOPs), the provincial authorities’s spokesperson  Murtaza Wahab stated Monday.

 Wahab, in a video assertion launched on Twitter, urged individuals to know the sensitivity of the scenario because it might get uncontrolled at any second.

The spokesperson stated the coronavirus scenario is worsening with each passing day and to maintain the virus at bay, the federal government has imposed sure restrictions.

“Despite taking some strict decisions, the government gave some relief to people — that they may live a normal life in line with SOPs,” he stated.

Unfortunately, individuals have violated the SOPs, he stated, including the places of work and companies that have been allowed to function usually are not following the federal government’s pointers both.

“Restaurants, grocery stores, and medical stores that are operating are violating coronavirus SOPs,” he lamented.

“I believe the government had imposed the restrictions for the benefit of the people […] but if you keep violating the SOPs, the government will be forced to impose harsher restrictions,” he added.

CM directs administration to implement SOPs

Earlier within the day, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah presiding over a Task Force assembly on coronavirus on the CM House and noticed that over the past seven days, the virus has hit new highs in Karachi District East the place the detection price has reached 22%, Hyderabad 19%, District South 13%, and Central 10%. He, subsequently, directed the administration to take strict measures to implement the SOPs.

Sharing district-wise weekly knowledge of optimistic circumstances from April 26 to May 2, he disclosed that the 5,609 samples have been examined in District East out of which 1,257 circumstances have been recorded as optimistic. In Hyderabad, 1,336 circumstances have been detected, 732 circumstances in District South, and 414 circumstances in District Central.

The positivity uncommon in District Korangi is 7%, whereas Malir, Sukkur, and Khairpur recorded 6%.

The chief minister directed Commissioner Karachi to not permit any store to function after 6pm, besides these which have been given exemptions.