Alarming surge in coronavirus cases seen within past 24 hours: CM Sindh.

KARACHI -- Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said on Saturday that the province is presenting a dismal picture in terms of new coronavirus cases and death toll despite stringent lockdown measures ordered by the Sindh government.

In a video message issued Saturday afternoon, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said the province had recorded six deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the provincial tally to 28.

The CM Sindh noted that on April 11, there were 104 positive cases reported within just a 24-hour period.

'We have recorded 104 cases in the province, which is an increase of 20 per cent,' he said, describing it as the 'highest average [daily increase] in the world'.

He said that the new cases have taken the tally in the province to 1,318.

'We have given orders for stricter measures in Malir,' Shah said, while noting that cases were also rising in Hyderabad, forcing the authorities to enforce stricter measures.

The CM noted that the situation regarding the curbing of the disease is deteriorating and the reason is lapses from...

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