COVID19: Educational institutions to close in 7 Punjab cities for 2 months 

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COVID19: Educational institutions to close in 7 Punjab cities for 2 months 

Monitoring Desk :

Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mehmood has announced the closure of educational institutions in seven cities of Punjab for two weeks. The government has taken this step in view of increasing cases of the novel coronavirus in the province.

The minister was addressing a press conference alongside Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan shortly after the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) reviewed the coronavirus situation at educational institutions.

Mahmood said spring break will begin in the following cities in Punjab and will continue till March 28.

  • Faisalabad
  • Gujranwala
  • Lahore
  • Gujrat
  • Multan
  • Rawalpindi
  • Sialkot

He added that the same decision will also apply to educational institutions in Islamabad. The decision regarding Muzaffarabad will be taken by the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Government, he said.

He stated that officials conducted an analysis of the situation in the entire country, adding that the situation in Sindh and Balochistan were satisfactory. “Therefore, it was decided that 50 per cent of all children would attend classes every day while maintaining social distancing and wearing face masks.”

The minister added that all standard operating procedures (SOPs) previously enforced will continue to be followed. He added that on the other hand, the situation was not as satisfactory in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

COVID19: Educational institutions to close in 7 Punjab cities for 2 months 

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