Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that to counter the situation caused by the spread of novel Coronavirus, the Local Government Department has decided to purchase more than one million soaps and distribute it among the public as one of the basic preventive measures.
The provincial Minister said that Sindh government would take all those possible imperative steps that would be necessary to keep the people safe from the Caronavirus.
In a statement issued on March 17, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that directives had been issued to every union council and union committee to purchase soaps worth Rs 1 lakh.
The provincial Minister for information and Local Government said that the soaps would be purchased and distributed to the public soon, so that its use could help protect people to some extent from the effects of Caronavirus.
He said that campaign regarding distribution of soaps would be publicized largely through media so that people could get it easily as soon as possible.
Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that in the first phase all Union Councils would purchase soaps worth rupees one lakh, after which gradually, if needed, the campaign would be extended.
There are 1175 Union Councils and 351 Union Committees in Sindh province. Syed Nasir Hussain Shah further said that people should not be worried about the rapid spread of the Caronavirus as at this moment in time the situation was under complete control, adding that, the Sindh government was in a state of high alert.
The provincial Minister said that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was personally monitoring situation and he had also issued clear instructions to all members of his cabinet in this regard.
He said the only way to remain safe from getting affected by the Coronavirus was to take precautions. The more careful people were, the more they would remain safe from the effects of this novel virus, he added.