KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistan’s top health official has urged authorities to place high-risk areas of Karachi under lockdown following an increase in coronavirus cases.
Faisal Sultan spoke at the military-backed National Command and Operations Center in Islamabad to review the coronavirus situation.
As many as 365 new cases were reported in Karachi among the country’s single-day 774 infections in the past 24 hours.
It prompted health official to suggest a “smart lockdown” after identifying high-risk areas in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province. The latest increases have occurred after Pakistan reopened schools this month.
Pakistan has reported 312,264 confirmed cases and 6,479 confirmed deaths.