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Pakistan to Shut Down Educational Institutions for Two Weeks from March 15 in Cities Worst-hit Due to Covid-19

Students maintain protected distance whereas attending an audio-visual class, as faculties reopen amid the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic, in Karachi, Pakistan September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood introduced the choice whereas addressing the media alongside Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Faisal Sultan after the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) reviewed the coronavirus scenario at academic establishments.

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  • Last Updated:March 10, 2021, 14:59 IST
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Pakistan introduced on Wednesday that each one academic establishments in cities worst hit because of the coronavirus pandemic will likely be closed down from March 15 for 2 weeks as a consequence of a surge in COVID-19 circumstances within the nation.

Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood introduced the choice whereas addressing the media alongside Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Faisal Sultan after the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) reviewed the coronavirus scenario at academic establishments.

Mahmood mentioned establishments will likely be closed in seven cities of Punjab province, together with Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Gujarat, Multan, Rawalpindi and Sialkot. He mentioned academic establishments in Islamabad, Peshawar and Muzaffarabad will even be closed. All academic establishments will stay closed from March 15 to March 28 in specified cities and districts. Half of the scholars will maintain attending courses in different districts, Mahmood mentioned.

The minister mentioned that each one steps must be taken whereas holding in thoughts the almost 50 million youngsters that attend faculties, faculties and universities. He mentioned the scenario in Sindh and Balochistan was passable and the coverage of 50 per cent college students attending will proceed.

COVID-19 first emerged within the nation in February final 12 months and hit a peak in mid-June. However, it began to say no within the following months however surged once more in October 2020, prompting the federal government to difficulty a warning of a second wave. Fatalities and confirmed circumstances from the coronavirus have elevated steadily since March 1, when Pakistan resumed common courses at faculties.

Pakistan has reported 595,239 coronavirus circumstances, together with 13,324 deaths to this point.

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