The provincial government was quick to act when it quarantined the pilgrims returning from Iran – majority of whom account for the country’s positive cases. Its response has been lauded

After a partial lockdown, the provincial government imposed a complete shut down on March 21, which has since been extended.

Two weeks in, the lockdown fizzled while the curve was nowhere near flattening, forcing the government to mull options post-lockdown.

Follow our coverage of government’s measures and the COVID-19 epidemiological outlook.

May 23: KU lab made into Covid testing facility

May 22: Thousands unable to go home for Eid

May 19: Malls reopening sees mixed response


May 19: Families allowed to receive Covid-19 victims' bodies

May 18: Sindh, WB sign deal for Covid-19 relief


May 18: Highest single-day Covid-19 deaths recorded

May 17: 109 ventilators reserved at public hospitals for Covid-19 patients

May 17: Virus rears head at Karachi jail


May 16: Sindh sets aside Rs449m for medical equipment

May 15: Public transport closure nuisance for Karachiites

May 16: Over 200 held for Youm-e-Ali SOP violations

May 15: Inside Karachi's Covid-19 isolation centre

May 14: JPMC vandalised by patients' family

May 14: Doctors fear rise in GI disorders as lockdown eses

May 14: Sindh restricts Youm-e-Ali processions

May 14: Islanders remain unaware of Covid-19

May 14: SIUT faces surge of Covid-19 co-morbid cases

May 13: SHC orders opening OPDs


May 13: Sindh's low recovery conundrum

May 13: Sindh launches mental health helpline

May 12: Sindh reports 18 deaths


May 12: Land dispute hampers Covid-19 burial 

May 12: Singh to only promote students till 8th grade

May 11: Workers seeks temporary employment during lockdown

May 11: Cycling picks up during lockdown

May 10: Virus threat worries Karachi zoo

May 10: Retail shops to reopen for four days a week 

May 9: Sindh to follow Centre on lockdown ease

May 9: 'Hospitals running out of beds, ventilators'

May 9: Staggering virus spike in Sindh

May 8: Doctors raise voice against lockdown ease

May 8: Back to business - for some sectors in Sindh

May 7: Random testing falters in Karachi’s Kharadar, Kehkashan 

May 7: Unregistered citizens in Karachi denied relief

May 7: Mob attacks cops outside Nawabshah mosque

May 6: "Cannot force-move patients to isolation centres"

May 6: Shutdown a boon for migratory birds

May 6: JPMC begins plasma therapy for Covid-19

May 6: Asymptomatic patients doubt Covid-19 diagnosis

May 5: CM orders random testing at grocery, vegetable shops

May 5: Closure of parks adds to citizens’ frustration

May 4: Another doctor succumbs to coronavirus in Karachi

May 4: Karachi toils with water crisis amid lockdown

May 2: 253 children below the age of 10 test positive in the province 


May 2: Sindh to roll out community testing to gauge virus impact


May 2: PPP ministers lambast Imran's contradictory statements on lockdown

May 1: Rs30m sanctioned for PAF museum Covid-19 facility 


May 1: Sindh to restore public transport after lockdown ends


April 30: Sindh extends Covid-19 lockdown



April 30: MUET comes up with N-95 substitute

April 30: The poor suffer as Sindh, Centre fail to fulfil promises

April 30: 80% of Karachi's patients in self-isoaltion at home

April 29: Pandemic reaches new high in Sindh

April 28: Lyari shrinks in pandemic crisis 

April 28: SHC orders action against lockdown violaters

April 28: PPP MPA in Thar tests positive 

April 28: ‘Ring a Doctor’ hopes to bridge gap in rural

April 27: Worried govt tests Ehsaas handout recipients

April 27: Sindh governor tests positive

April 27: Suspected patient commits suicide

April 27: Experts question efficacy of disinfection gates

April 26: Groom, father arresting for hosting wedding amid lockdown

April 26: 182 children, 900 elderly infected so far in Sindh

April 26: Sindh govt launches tele-counselling service 

April 26: With humans locked in, Chinkara deer venture closer to Karachi

April 26: Covid-19 patient gives birth to healthy infant 

April 26: Crime takes a break for coronavirus in Karachi

April 25: Sindh records its highest Covid-19 spike yet

April 25: Three more doctors test positive

April 25: Shutters down, businesses to run only online 

April 25: People across Sindh throw caution to the wind as Ramazan begins

April 23: Doctors end protest as Sindh minister agrees to demands

April 23: 'Infected' cop tests negative in second report

April 23: Sindh bans congregational prayers


April 23: Lab set up at KU to boost testing capacity



April 23: Sindh sets up largest BSL-III lab



April 23: Permitting congregational prayers a ‘risky shot’, says Governor

April 23: As pandemic escalates, villagers maintain distance from city dwellers

April 23: ‘Connecting with nature essential for survival’


April 22: Superstore closed as employee catches coronavirus in Karachi

April 22: Lyari’s dissidents pose challenge for health officials 

April 22: Colleges to give admissions on the basis of class IX results

April 22: Academic year to begin on June 1


April 22: No testing kits, safety gear at Lyari General Hospital

April 22: Murad worries over surge in local transmission

April 22: 250-bed isolation facility being set up at Niaz Cricket Stadium



April 22: Pakistan Steel Mills accuses Sindh govt of land grabbing



April 21: Three men test negative in K-P, positive in Sindh




April 21: Tableeghi Jamaat members test positive in Sindh after obtaining clearance from other provinces

April 21: Murad urges provinces to certify people permitted to travel



April 21: Risking lives in search of employment




April 20: Lyari residents turn out for walkthrough testing

April 20: Sindh to facilitate Tiger force

April 20: Ignoring orders, Karachi heads towards normalcy

April 20: Over 40 cops quarantined


April 19: Local transmission creating havoc in Karachi

Sindh says never released Rs8b for ration distribution

‘Virus patterns changing, with faster spread’

April 19: Workers protest non-payment of salaries, lay-offs

April 18: Ramazan Bachat Bazaar cancelled

April 18: Eateries allowed to resume drive-through services

April 18: Rapid testing in hotspots of Karachi’s South district

April 18: SIUT sees Covid-19 influx


April 18: PMA asks Sindh CM to take a leaf from Punjab’s book

April 18: Businesses to resume on rotational basis

April 17: Mosques gear up for congregational prayers

April 17: SHC rejects plea challenging congregation ban

April 17: Coronavirus hotspots to be ‘fully sealed’ in Karachi

April 17: AKU to provide critical care training to public health workers

April 16: Sindh trying to increase testing capacity

April 16: PPP minister dispels ‘false impression’ of relaxed lockdown

April 16: Limited means to treat critical patients, says experts

April 15: Vendors forced to close shop by 3pm

April 15: Murad worried as virus claims more lives

April 15: No SOPs for disposal of Covid-19 waste in Sindh

April 15: With no guidance, Sindh's coronavirus patients face uncertainty

April 14: SHC seeks report on hoarders, black marketers

 

April 14: CM Murad seeks National Action Plan to stem COVID-19

April 14: Army soldiers, Rangers distribute ration bags among Karachi’s destitute

April 14: ‘Sindh will fare better with Centre’s support’

 

April 14: Bilawal warns against hasty lockdown exit

 

April 14: War of words between PPP, PTI

April 14: 16 escape from quarantine in Matiari

Twice as many men contracting coronavirus than women in Sindh, data reveals

No database to identify daily wage workers in Sindh


12% COVID-19 patients in Sindh are under 19 years of age: report

April 12: PPP minister lashes out at Centre for sending ‘faulty testing kits’

April 12: Mobile testing for slums ordered


April 12: Citizens miffed by 'ill-planned' sealing orders

April 12: Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Urs slips by without usual celebrations

April 11: Authorities vacillate on sealing 11 union councils in Karachi

April 11: CM blasts laxness in lockdown


April 11: PPP minister hints at prolonged lockdown

April 10: Melees outside cash distribution centre despite lockdown

April 10: CM calls for social distancing even from family

April 10: Minister lashes out Centre for lack of timely action

April 10: C-section cancelled due to COVID-19 fears

April 10: Sindh govt tightens lockdown


April 10: PPP gauges people's pulse on lockdown

April 10: DUHS researchers look to boost natural immunity

April 9: Women swarm cash distribution centres across province

April 9: Virus sears ahead in Karachi's slums

April 9: AKUH launches self-assessment app

April 9: Virus report discrepancy raises suspicions 

April 9: Keeping Lyari residents at home

April 8: Movement restricted on Shab-e-Baraat

April 8: Safety kits provided to gravediggers

April 8: Murad mulls options as tally soars past 1,000

April 7: Nurses decry lack of PPE, salary cuts

April 7: Sindh govt shifts priorities amid pandemic

April 7: Medical experts recommend extending lockdown

April 7: Sindh to release post-lockdown SOPs

April 6: Two weekes in lockdown fizzles in Karachi

April 6: Karachi's cobbler  strive to make ends meet

April 5: PIA halts operations from Karachi 

April 6: Doctors to boycott duties if not provided PPE

April 6: NICVD offers mobile lab for  testing 

April 5: Lockdown deprives critical patients 

April 5: CM urges social distancing till Apr 14

April 4: prayer leader, others sent to jail over lockdown violation

April 4: Sindh clears three labs for PCR testing

April 3: Lack data hinders Sindh govt's financial assistance

April 3: Schools to open for payments


April 2: Lyari residents protest lack of relief

April 2: Civil-military huddle miffed at delayed relief

April 2: Quarantine facility at Expo centre opens

April 2: Doctors decry lack of safety kits

April 1: Hospitals still treating patients

April 1: Sindh to go under full lockdown on Friday

March 31: 5 graveyards designated for COVID-19 victims

March 31: Isolation takes a toll on fishermen community

March 30: Sindh govt relaxes pet shop restrictions


March 30: Edhi reopens morgues



March 29: 35 booked for defying congregational prayers ban

March 26: Sindh restricts congregational prayers


March 26: From Talhar to Karachi, chalk circles help customers mind the gap

March 26: Sindh to give rations with NGOs help


March 25: Karachi’s rich unstring their purses

March 22: Total lockdown in Sindh for 15 days

March 21: Sindh seeks military in aid of civil power

March 21: AKUH closes temporarily due to overcapacity

March 19: As shops shut down in virus fright, some defy Sindh govt orders

March 17: Sindh edges towards virus lockdown

Produced by: Niha Dagia
Artwork: Ibrahim Yahya, Mohsin Alam