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'Effect of easing lockdown to be seen in 14 days' Hence Eid should be celebrated with simplicity.

- 21 May, 2020 158 Views 0 Comment

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said that people to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul Fitr in a simple manner as the number of Corona cases in the province is nearing 20,000.

He said that the spread of Covid-19 in cities has already burdened the health system of the country. If the virus spread in villages, where health resources were afraid and there are low facilities of health, it would be really tough for the government to cope with the crisis. He further said that he would also not wear new clothes on Eid so people should remain at home and not to buy clothes this Eid. Shah said that he was dedicating this Eidul Fitr to frontline workers, "all the doctors, paramedics, nurses, ward boys, police and other security officials" who were working to combat the virus, adding that people could give healthcare workers a "gift on Eid" by staying home. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan should also make a national announcement calling for people to celebrate Eid with simplicity. "I have said from the first day that there should be a national narrative."The chief minister also announced that a proposal to provide compensation packages to families of doctors, who passed away from the virus, would be tabled before his cabinet. He said that the provincial government already gives packages to policemen who lay down their lives in the line of duty. A similar package would be approved for doctors as well. "The package will be for doctors working in government as well as private hospitals," he added. Seven doctors in Sindh have succumbed to the novel coronavirus so far, Shah said. While paying tribute to the late doctors, he said that until now, 364 healthcare professionals have been infected by the virus. The chief minister further said that 274 policemen were infected, out of which 50 have recovered. Five officials have passed away, he said.