Over 800 people with travel history to Iran quarantined in homes in Sindh
Statesman Report
KARACHI: More than 800 people who have recently returned home in Sindh after travelling to Iran have been quarantined in their homes as part of measures to contain coronavirus in the province, a government official confirmed on Tuesday.
Meeran Yousuf, media coordinator to the health and population welfare minister, said the families quarantined in their homes in various parts of Sindh had returned from Iran but did not exhibit symptoms of Covid-19.
She said these residents will remain in home quarantine for the recommended isolation period of 14 days from their respective date of arrival in the province.
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, who was chairing a meeting of the task force on coronavirus, was informed on Tuesday that a total of 2,534 pilgrims had left for Iran via Karachi airport and the Taftan border. Of these, 764 people, who returned to their homes in Sindh during the last 14 days but did not show any symptoms, were kept in quarantine.