Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has called a meeting of the provincial government on Saturday, January 15, to discuss the COVID-19 situation in Karachi.
According to sources, members of the COVID-19 task force, the Sindh Health Department, and coronavirus specialists will attend the meeting to talk about the ongoing situation in the city, per reports.
Sources further stated that the meeting will be held at 10am at the CM House in Karachi.
It should be noted that on Friday, Karachi's coronavirus positivity ratio reached 28.80% in the last 24 hours — according to NCOC's data — slightly lower than 31%, which was recorded on Thursday when 1,940 people had tested positive for the infectious disease,
CM Shah said the decision to impose a lockdown and close educational institutions will be taken in line with the NCOC recommendations.
Speaking to journalists in Karachi, CM Shah had further added that the coronavirus cases were spreading at a rapid pace, but the situation was under control as hospitalisations and patients in intensive care units (ICU) in the port city were less.
The Sindh CM highlighted that Karachi reported its highest number of COVID-19 cases a day earlier, but insisted that the pressure on hospitals is not increasing.
"Whatever strategy we adopt, it will be in consultation with NCOC," he reiterated.