Arsalan Sheikh—the Mayor of Sindh’s city Sukkur said that as many as 600 people out of 1,065 who were quarantined at the Labour Colony in Sukkur have been sent back to their home so far.
While talking in a TV program on Wednesday, he said that the remaining people are still quarantined and are being tested for the presence of the novel coronavirus.
He explained that when the people are brought to the center from the Taftan border—one of the border crossings into Iran—then their symptoms were checked by the medical teams in Sukkur. The people with the greater symptoms were shifted to the isolation wards and the people with fewer symptoms were kept separately by the health teams.
He further said that a team containing the doctors and paramedics from Aga Khan University Hospital and the Indus Hospital in Karachi approached the suspects and conducted the coronavirus tests. “It takes two to three days for the test results to come out after which those who tested negative are sent back home,” Sheikh explained.
“The people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus are shifted into isolation wards where they stay for as many as 14 days,” the mayor Sukkur said adding that these people are tested again on the 14th day.