200 dengue cases reported, swimming pools closed


Under section 144, all private and public swimming pools in Karachi have been closed for one month as a precautionary measure to deal with the growing threat posed by the dengue virus.
While briefing the media, DCO Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed said four towns were being fumigated on a daily basis.
The DCO added that when a dengue case is reported from a certain household, 20 nearby houses will also be fumigated.
This year, 200 dengue cases have been reported in Karachi and according to the DCO, in order to stop the breeding of dengue mosquitoes chemicals will be added to drains and dengue monitoring cells will be formed at the town.