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Heavy contingents deployed across Sindh on 2nd day of lockdown

Heavy contingents deployed across Sindh on 2nd day of lockdown
March 24, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) – Heavy contingents of police and Rangers have been deployed across the Sindh as the province observes second day of complete ban on peoples’ movement due to coronavirus outbreak. According to the details garnered, the Sindh government also imposed a ban on pillion riding across Sindh for 14 days. It is pertinent to mention here that the complete lockdown is imposed across the province for 15-days. During the lockdown, the people’s movement banned. However, bakeries, milk shops and medical stores are open while the families have to take permission from area’s SHO before holding funeral prayers. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had earlier on March 22 announced a lockdown across the province for 15 days to stem the spread of coronavirus. 41 new coronavirus cases emerged in Sindh today, 39 of them were detected in Sukkur pilgrims while three in Karachi, taking the provincial count of COVID-19 cases to 399. The Sindh Health Department said 39 new cases were detected in pilgrims quarantined in Sukkur on return from Iran via Taftan border. Three coronavirus positive patients surfaced in the port city, raising Karachi’s tally to 133. There a total of 88 cases of local transmission in Karachi so far, the health officials said.