Tuesday January 04, 2022

Sindh Considering Restrictions On Business, Owing To Increase In Omicron Variant

KARACHI: Amid rising cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Karachi, the Sindh health department has mulled over restricting business hours and closing down schools in the metropolis.

The Sindh health department compel to deliberate upon situation after rapid increase in omicron variant of Covid-19 to recommend curtailing business hours in the metropolis.

Moreover, the schools in districts where higher numbers of cases are being reported will also be shut down.

A decision in this regard will be taken within two to three days as the positivity ratio in Karachi has reached 8.91 percent. As many as 236 people have tested positive in Karachi after 2650 underwent the COVID test.

The rate of vaccination is also the lowest in Karachi as compared to other cities in the country as only 40 percent of the population has gotten themselves vaccinated.

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