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Rapid spread of Delta and current lockdown

By: Deedar Ali Siddiqui

In view of the rapid spread of the new and more contagious Delta of Corona in Sindh, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah seems to be correct in saying that in order to control the situation, the entire province will have nine days from July 31. The partial lockdown by August 8 was a government decision. Addressing a press conference on Friday, the Chief Minister warned the citizens that if the spread of the virus was not stopped, the capacity of hospitals would be depleted in the next five days. “We have decided to lock down until August 8,” he said. The Chief Minister said that the cases of Corona were increasing in Karachi and if it was not stopped, the Delta Warrant would spread further. “Hopefully, on August 9, we will be in a position to lift sanctions. If citizens help, we will get better results. We will have to make some sacrifices. Export industries will be kept open. Banks At least with staff, stock exchanges and Karachi port will be open, grocery stores, medical stores, petrol pumps, vegetable shops and bread ovens will be open, restaurants will only be allowed delivery, takeaways too. Will not happen The Chief Minister also announced to postpone all the examinations for a week while the concerned institutions have announced the details. Undoubtedly, this new type of Corona Delta, which has caused horrific deaths and destruction in India and Indonesia, should not be allowed to go unchecked in any part of Pakistan. The news of an increase in the number of epidemics across the country is certainly worrying. It is gratifying that the differences between the province and the federation over the lockdown in Sindh, which existed a few days ago, have been resolved through mutual contacts to the extent of the NCOC. The Chief Minister told the media that Asad Umar, Head of National Command and Operations Center and Dr. Faisal Sultan, Health Advisor to the Prime Minister have been taken into confidence over the decision of partial lockdown in Sindh and they locked it down. Assured full cooperation in success. Protecting the lives of citizens is certainly an issue that should not be politicized, the federation and the provinces should work together to make the strategies and measures adopted in this regard a success. However, contrary to the conciliatory attitude adopted by the Federal Minister for Planning and the Prime Minister’s Health Adviser with the Sindh government over the partial lockdown decision in Sindh, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has expressed different views. Reacting to the Sindh government’s decision to lock down, he said that no province is allowed to take an individual decision, steps are not correct without the direction of the NCOC, the Sindh government’s decision to lock down is being carefully reviewed. The Prime Minister’s policy is very clear, we will oppose any move that affects the economy of the common man. In response, Sindh government spokesman Murtaza Wahab has expressed the view that we do not care what the federation says about the lockdown in Sindh. However, it is important to protect both human lives and the livelihood of the people. Therefore, while avoiding making the issue controversial and making contradictory statements on it, the federation and the provinces should, in consultation with each other, find ways to better protect human life as much as possible and to alleviate the suffering of the common man as much as possible. No increase.

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