Mass quarantine facilities are being set up in Karachi, Sindh, following the example of the Sukkur quarantine centre that can accommodate at least 10,000 people in isolation simultaneously. The number of cases in Sindh has touched 208, including 57 in Karachi and 151 in Sukkur. 

“At the moment, 208 patients of coronavirus — including 57 in Karachi and 151 in Sukkur — are under treatment in the province after 36 more tested positive in the province today,” Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said during the 21st meeting of the provincial task force on coronavirus.

“The situation is not so serious, yet it is worrisome and we must adopt precautionary measures to stop its further spreads in our cities,” he added.

The quarantine facilities are to be constricted in Karachi, Jamshoro’s Nooribabad Industrial Area, Nawabshah, and Larkana. Large residential complexes comprising 3000 apartments in the outskirts of Karachi and 2,000 residential apartments in the Nooriabad Industrial Area are being transformed into mass quarantine facilities. The Industrial Area is also being converted into a mass quarantine facility to keep around 4,000 people in isolation, officials stated it would be used to house people from lower Sindh’s districts, including Thatta, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, among others.