Lockdown in Karachi: Delta variant is behind the increasing cases of corona in Karachi. This is the reason why the Sindh government has implemented a lockdown in the city till August 8.
Shops closed during the lockdown in Karachi (AFP)
The authorities of Pakistan have announced the imposition of a lockdown in the urban areas of South Sindh, including the country’s financial capital Karachi, in view of the increasing cases of COVID-19. The lockdown, which took effect from Saturday, will continue till August 8. However, this decision of the Sindh government has been opposed by the federal government and businessmen. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said on Friday that due to the sudden increase in the cases of COVID-19, there has been an influx of patients in the hospitals of the provincial capital Karachi.
One of the reasons for the increase in infection with the corona virus is believed to be crowded activities during the holidays of the Muslim festival Eid-ul-Adha earlier this month. The Sindh government has ordered the closure of all markets except medicine shops, bakeries, grocery shops and gas stations from 6 pm. Public buses connecting cities have also been asked to stop. However, private cars and taxis have been allowed to operate with only two people. The ongoing examination in schools has also been ordered to be postponed till the lockdown.
Cases increased due to delta variant
Delta Variant is behind the increasing cases of corona in Karachi. It is believed that due to the delta variant, the fourth wave of COVID has come in Pakistan. Referring to the data of Aga Khan University Hospital, Chief Minister Shah said that the delta variant is spreading up to 100 percent in Karachi. CM said, if you help us, then we will be able to stop the spread of this disease. People are asking what will happen after August 8. For the time being, we have to take measures so that our hospital facilities do not come to a standstill.
Only three percent people fully vaccinated
Significantly, during the last 24 hours in Pakistan, 4950 new cases of COVID-19 were reported while 65 people died. So far 10,29,811 people have been confirmed to be infected in Pakistan, out of which 23,360 have lost their lives. In Pakistan, people are being vaccinated to fight Corona. But so far only three percent of the Pakistani population has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The slow pace of vaccination has also increased the concern of the government.
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