The provincial minister for Transport and Mass Transit of Sindh Awais Qadir Shah, during an interview with a TV channel, said that only 15 to 16 patients of the COVID-19 are still at the quarantine facility established at the Labour Colony in Sukkur.
He said around 90% of the pilgrims returned from the neighboring country Iran who were being kept at the Labour Colony’s quarantine facility have been sent home after testing negative for the disease.
The minister said that the provincial government of Sindh had initially placed a total of 1,158 pilgrims returned from Iran at the quarantine centre. Even those who had tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were isolated for as many as eight days, he said.
The minister assured that the PPP-led provincial government of Sindh is also giving their whereabouts to deputy commissioners of their respective areas.
It is pertinent to mention here that so far, 1,411 confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Sindh and out of them, 30 people have lost their lives.
The provincial minister also urged the people to follow the instructions provided by the government to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus.