Karachi: Sindh has decided to shut down primary and secondary schools as the province continued to record a surge in coronavirus cases.
The decision was taken during a meeting of the provincial Coronavirus Task Force, chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The meeting decided that all educational institutions except those having examinations will also be closed from Friday.
Meanwhile, all amusement parks and Seaview and Keenjhar lake will be closed from Friday.
The CM has directed to ban indoor dining from tomorrow (Thursday). The task force also decided to close cinemas, indoor gyms and indoor sports from Thursday.
Earlier, the Sindh health department had proposed shutting down primary schools as well as banning indoor dining. During the last 24 hours, Sindh reported 1,201 new cases and eight deaths from Covid-19.
Sindh health dept proposes shutting down primary schools, indoor dining
Sindh has so far reported 349,586 cases and 5,621 deaths. On Tuesday, the Sindh Health Department confirmed that there were 35 cases of the highly contagious Delta variant in Karachi.
During the meeting today, the CM expressed concerns at the surge in coronavirus cases. He was informed that Karachi reported the highest positivity ratio at 17.11 on July 13. Sindh has administered 4465908 doses of the Covid-19 vaccines, Shah was informed.