CM Murad wants Coronavirus lockdown to be extended by two weeks

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday said that country-wide lockdown should be extended for two more weeks in order to stop the spread of coronavirus. Addressing a news conference in Karachi along with other Sindh ministers, Murad Ali Shah said that lockdown across the country should be extended by two more weeks as there are reports that COVID-19 cases will increase in Pakistan. “Coronavirus outbreak is a global issue and it has gripped the entire world, we need to realize that the COVID-19 has nothing to do with just one province. We cannot make decisions in isolation, the pandemic is affecting everybody,” he added. Speaking about the number of cases in the province, Shah said the Sindh had recorded one more death to take the provincial tally to 31. He said, “So far, 13,850 tests have been conducted for the COVID-19 and 1452 of them turned to be positive.” The chief minister informed that 419 of the diagnosed patients recovered and discharged from the hospitals.