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Thursday Jan 21 2021
By
Web Desk

Murtaza Wahab says facemask like a 'vaccine' in fight against coronavirus

By
Web Desk

  • Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab once again stresses on following coronavirus safety protocols
  • Says that face masks are like a "vaccine" against the deadly virus
  • 12 more patients succumbed to the coronavirus overnight, taking the death toll to 3,855 in Sindh


Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab on Thursday stressed on following coronavirus standard operating procedures, saying that a face mask will "protect us against the contagious disease until we get the vaccine".

"Masks are basically [like] a vaccine. Everyone can wear masks, wash their hands and play a role in preventing the COVID-19," he said.

Read more: Pakistan to get first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine by Jan 31: Qureshi

According to a statement issued by Chief Minister House on Thursday, 12 more patients succumbed to coronavirus overnight, taking the death toll to 3,855 in Sindh. 

Meanwhile, 716 new cases were diagnosed across the province when 6,380 tests were conducted during the past 24 hours.

As per the statement, the positivity rate of the virus stands at 11.2% in Sindh.