KARACHI: Sindh Government Spokesman, Murtaza Wahab has asked the people to strictly follow social distancing and stay at home to limit the spread of COVID-19.
In a video message the spokesman said that 182 children under the age of 10 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the province, adding that over 900 people of the age 60 and above have also contracted coronavirus.
Murtaza Wahab said that the health authorities are repeatedly advising citizens to stay at home to protect themselves and their families from deadly COVID-19.
He urged public to ensure children and old people do not leave homes as people who go outside contract the coronavirus. “We have to protect our children and elders from coronavirus,” he added.
He said “It will happen only with implementation of the lockdown by ourselves and others. People have diverse opinions about the lockdown, some people are talking about a ‘smart lockdown’ while others are opposing the lockdown.”
He appealed people to follow the government’s decision of lockdown and save themselves from the disease.
The spokesman further said “Ensure social distancing in your surroundings, neighborhood and with those regularly interact with you”.
He said the government again and again urged people to stay at home and remain in isolation to protect themselves and their families from novel coronavirus.
Earlier, Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah announced that 287 new cases were reported in the province, taking the provincial tally to 4,232.
In a video statement, CM Murad Ali Shah informed that 3,352 were under treatment at the moment while 802 patients had recovered so far in the province.