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Sindh decides to not close schools amid surge in COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: 15, JANUARY, 2022: Sindh authorities have planned to not close educational institutes across the province amid an alarming rise in Covid-19 infections.
According to details, Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Murad Ali Shah chaired a meeting of task force at CM House today.
The ongoing situation of COVID-19 in the metropolis was discussed in the meeting.
The attendants planned to make facemasks compulsory in public place and allowed entry of only vaccinated people in the markets.
The authorities also directed that the food should be served in boxes on wedding events.
The meeting was attended by the representatives of the COVID-19 body, the Sindh Health Department, and health experts.
The development came after the coronavirus Omicron variant cases continue to rise in Karachi while the positivity ratio has surged 35.30%.
As per details, the novel covid-19 has been diagnosed in 2846 patients in 24 hours in the city. So far 430 people have tested positive for the omicron in the city.
On the other hand, positivity rate in Muzaffarabad was 11.9pc, Rawalpindi 9.9pc, Lahore 8.5pc, Peshawar 5.4pc and Hyderabad 5.1pc. (04)

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