COVID Watch | 29th April 2020


COVID-19 Causing Thrombotic Disorders

Doctors note COVID-19 patients developing blood clots (thrombosis), disrupting the blood supply to limbs, leading to amputations in some cases.

The link between virus & thickening blood not yet known – doctors warn risks of thrombosis very high, patients may need blood thinners.

Source: Dawn

Coronavirus Hotspot: Lyari

Residents of Karachi’s populous Lyari area continue to flout lockdown as another 300 cases emerge in Sindh overnight

Desperate health officials & administration bodies appeal to influential “elders” to promote awareness about the virus in Lyari

Source: Express Tribune

Cases Surge As Tests Decrease

Coronavirus testing reduced in all provinces except Sindh despite new cases being reported in hundreds by the day

Dr. Zafar Mirza denies allegations that reduced testing in Punjab an attempt to “artificially” flatten the curve

Source: Naya Daur, Dawn

“Unfair” Ration Distribution

Civil society organize a protest in Sukkur, Sindh, alleging deserving people not receiving ration distributed by the provincial government

Activists claim miscreants cleanout distribution spots, appeal authorities to take notice & ensure fair ration distribution

Source: Dawn