Sindh Government has lockdown the whole province for 15 days in wake of preventing the spread of COVID-19!
The number of COVID-19 cases has just increased rapidly and the number is going up at a significant pace from the past few days. The most affected province of the country is Sindh. Markets, eateries, public gatherings and marriage halls all have been ordered to go into total lockdown for the next 15 days.
Sindh has 440 confirmed cases that are tested positive and right now Islamabad is dealing with 27 COVID-19 cases, Punjab’s cases have increased to 490, Baluchistan to 133, Gilgit Baltistan has 93, KPK with 180 cases that are reported recently which is alarming, taking the total number of positive cases in the country to the count of 1363 in which 11 deaths have also been sadly reported.
The famous places of the city of Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur that are always hustling and bustling with people and traffic are closed due to the threat of coronavirus. Even for Jumma prayers, people are advised to pray in homes rather than in mosques to avoid exposure. Sindh government has appealed for staying home for 15 days and stay in isolation to avoid mass spread.
According to the regulations during the lockdown, only one person with the driver is allowed to go out and every individual must carry National Identity Card to go out of their house and only two people will be allowed to accompany the patient to the hospitals. Only hospitals, clinics, grocery stores, and media houses are exempted apart from that everything is under total lockdown for 15 days.
How to avoid being infected through Coronavirus!
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the cases of coronavirus are more reported outside China rather than inside China.
What precautionary measures you have to take to avoid being infected?
WHO has shared proper measures that need to be taken for preventing yourself from the novel Coronavirus that are listed below:
Wash your hands frequently Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.
Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
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