Sindh reports 3 death, 561 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

The Nation  |  Apr 16, 2021

The Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has announced on  Friday that the province has conceded 561 fresh COVID-19 cases during the last 24-hours period of testing with three casualties. 

In the past 24 hours period, the CM said 11,623 tests were conducted throughout the province out of which 561 were diagnosed as COVID-19 positive.

On the same day, the briefing noted that 404 previously infected patients posted recovery from the virus in the province which means so far 259,792 have recovered across Sindh after the virus.

With three new deaths reported today, the total COVID-19 deaths for the province reached 4,544, CM Shah confirmed in his briefings.

It may be noted that out of total 561 cases of Sindh, 278 (or almost 50 per cent) belong to Karachi.

Separately to happen today, the Sindh Home Department has issued new directives regarding the markets and trade centres for their timings and closure days.

The directives issued by the Sindh home department impose new restrictions in a bid to curb the coronavirus which will be made effective from May 16.

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Pertaining to the new instructions, the trade activities will be completely closed on Saturday and Sunday, whereas, the timing of the markets and trade centres were also changed.

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