HYDERABAD: Sindh Irrigation Minister Jam Khan Shoro, Hyderabad Deputy Commissioner Fuad Ghaffar Soomro, ADC-I Lal Dino Mangi and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) district president Saghir Qureshi tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. This district had reported 10pc positivity ratio a day earlier when 128 new coronavirus cases had emerged.

Mr Shoro quarantined himself in his home. He is said to have been infected during a meeting in Karachi.

DC Soomro had been in Islamabad on leave and had to return to Hyderabad after getting infected and developing some symptoms for coronavirus. He is in self-isolation.

Additional DC-I Lal Dino Mangi and Saghir Qureshi have also tested positive.

According to District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Lala Jaffar, 10pc positivity ratio of coronavirus was reported on Jan 16 when 128 new cases emerged.

He said that more samples were collected as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs). He advised people to observe social distancing and follow the Covid-19 SOPs issued by government.

Published in Dawn, January 18th, 2022



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