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. 

After a partial lockdown, the provincial government imposed a complete shut down on March 21, which was extended till May. 

After the federal government decided to end lockdown in phases and the Supreme Court's directed to reopen markets for Eid, Sindh saw a spike in Covid-19 infections. 

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

Sept 8: 95% of Karachi's cases asymptomatic

Aug 20: Inter-province transport still suspended

Sept 6: SOPs for schools devised

Aug 17: SOPs violated at crowded beach

Aug 4: For many, online sacrifices fail to deliver

July 25: SOPs a moo(t) point at mandi

July 23: Blatant SOP violations at Nadra office

July 21: Schools won't reopen in Aug

July 20: China donates 20K surgical masks

July 19: Over 3,000 children infected

July 19: 2,580 police officials infected

July 17: Glimmer of hope with over 14,000 rcoveries

July 16: Lockdown extended

July 16: 28 doctors hired

July 14: Another 114 cops test positive

July 14: Sindh testing 12,004 samples per million

July 11: Village women turn to stitching PPE

July 11: Ziauddin Hospital sets up Covid ward

July 11: Lockdown gets pedals going at sea view

July 10: Health risk allowance approved

July 7: Coastal village free of virus

July 7: Routine vaccinations drop

July 3: Virus hotspots sealed in Karachi

July 3: Inter-district travel ban lifted

July 1: Waste disposal guidelines issued

July 1: Lockdown extended by two weeks

June 27: Cattle market may worsen Covid-19 situation

June 27: Public hospital staff to be tested

June 26: Abbasi Shaheed begins free testing

June 25: Markets flout 'smart lockdown'

June 25: PPP minister seeks FIR against PM for Covid deaths

June 24: 'Second, third wave inevitable'

June 22: Karachi Zoo animals desperate for human interaction

June 22: LUH’s Covid-19 ward a casualty of negligence

June 21: High dependency unit set up at Expo Centre 

June 20: Experts call for full lockdown

June 19: Sindh death toll crosses 1K

June 19: Stay-at-home fails for sealed areas

June 18: Cattle market - to be or not?

June 18: Smart lockdown begins in Karachi

June 17: Rs5b earmarked for Covid-19 crisis

June 16: Covid ward set up at Abbasi Shaheed

June 16: Sindh govt to seal Covid-19 hotspots

June 15: The city that never sleeps

June 15: Sindh Assembly convenes girst virtual session

June 14: Prison Covid-19 tally crosses 890

June 13: Karachi's death toll shoots up

June 13: Hospitals gets 500 oxygenated beds

June 12: Markets sealed in Larkana

June 12: Over Rs6b spent on Covid-19 in three months

June 12: Home-isolated patients to be provided oxygen

June 11: Doctors back WHO lockdown advice

June 10: Infected cops. tobe sent on 14-day leave

June 10: Door-to-door testing collapses in South district

June 9: Covid-19 tally soars past 40K

June 7: Picnickers defy health advisory & flock to Hub canal

June 6: Pandemic delays activation of weather radar

June 6: Testing slows to a crawl

June 6: 'Pandemic strategy overlooks inequalities'

June 6: Picnickers put Mubarak Village for risk

June 5: Residents ignore safety amid Karachi's emerging virus hub

June 5: Special forces donate plasma

June 4: SHC refuses to hear petitions as pandemic worsens

June 4: On the waitlist for a ventilator

June 3: Cops donate plasma

June 3: Over 1,800 new cases reported

June 3: Karachi's mask conundrum

June 2: Minister passes away 

June 2: Sindh extends lockdown 

June 1: 'Sindh govt afraid of Covid-19'

June 1: Karachi busses get green-light

May 31: Covid-19 taking toll on prisons

May 31: 'May deadliest month for Sindh'

May 30: Sindh reports 38 deaths

May 30: Attack on doctors sparks outcry

May 29: Schools to remain closed after June 1

May 28: Sindh reports 1,103 new cases

May 28: Making ends meet in pandemic

May 27: Recovered patients urged to donate plasma

May 27: Hospitals overflow as cases spike

May 26: Over 800 children test positive in Sindh

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