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The virus returns

The virus returns
It has been noted that cases of Covid-19 have been creeping up in the country after reduction over the last few months. Seven-hundred cases were reported on Thursday, a much greater number than any...

There are concerns that the rise could turn into a new crisis with governments forced to impose new lockdowns and new restrictions.However, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has said school will not be closed down until there is any real crisis in that sector.Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, after inspections, has closed down at least eight schools in the province notably in Karachi and Hyderabad for not following SOPs and after the detection of Covid-19 cases in these areas.Home Today's Paper Editorial The virus returns Editorial September 20, 2020 It has been noted that cases of Covid-19 have been creeping up in the country after reduction over the last few months.

Meanwhile, according to a study carried out by a specialized institution in Karachi, there is no evidence that the people of the city have developed herd immunity against the disease.About 60 to 70 percent of people need to acquire this in order for herd immunity to come into effect.

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