Sindh reports 1,127 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

KARACHI: In a major spike in COVID-19 cases, the Sindh province has witnessed over 1100 cases of the infection on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Punjab Syed Murad Ali Shah said the provincials health authorities reported a huge spike in COVID-19 cases as new infections jumped over 1,127 in the past 24 hours.

The chief minister while disclosing an alarming increase in the virus cases, said that the health officials performed 11,960 tests during the period. The fatalities from the virus remained at four in a single day. Out of a total of 1127 cases, 799 are reported in Karachi, said the Chief Minister.

It is pertinent to mentioning here that besides Sindh, Punjab has also witnessed a surge in the virus cases, although it remains far below. The novel coronavirus claimed 17 more lives and infected 597 people during the past 24 hours in Punjab on Wednesday.

Earlier the day, Commenting on the rise in coronavirus cases, PM Imran said that while the World Health Organisation had lauded the country’s efforts to combat the plague, the second wave was now rearing its head.

Addressing the business community in Faislabad, PM Khan said that there is a fear onset of winter could result in the second wave of coronavirus if people do not follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) seriously.

There has been a resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the country. It has prompted the authorities to place several virus hotspots under micro smart lockdown for two weeks.

He said the government was concerned that hospitals in major cities would be full like in June if people didn’t follow the SOPs. PM Imran said the easiest safety precaution that everyone must take is to wear a face mask when out in public, which can help slow the spread of the virus.

 

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