KARACHI (HRNW) Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said Wednesday the provincial government would “try our best to create awareness about the precautions [against coronavirus] among the people.”
Speaking to media, Ghani explained that in addition, hostels near and outside Karachi would be evacuated and directed the city’s commissioner, Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, to ensure that the task was carried out.
If the number of coronavirus patients rose, then those hostels would be utilised as isolation camps and quarantine facilities, he added.
“The panic over the virus and the speed at which the number of cases is growing, it is obvious that we cannot accommodate patients in all the hospitals,” he said. “May God not take us to such a stage but, if need be, the provincial government will distribute masks to citizens.
Coronavirus was not a disease that took lives immediately, he added.