Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has said that the decision to reopen schools will be made during a meeting on January 4 2021, Monday.
According to the details, while talking to the media, Shafqat Mahmood said that the inter-provincial education minister’s conference scheduled for December 30 (Wednesday) has been postponed and rescheduled for January 4th, 2021.
He said that the matters related to the reopening of educational institutions, new academic session, reduction in summer vacation, the pandemic situation in the country, board examinations and other issues will be discussed in the meeting. Winter vacations will commence from December 25 and last till January 10.
Back on November 23rd 2020, the federal government had announced to shut all educational institutions from November 26 due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Coronavirus in Pakistan
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan recorded 111 fatalities due to the novel coronavirus in a single day – the highest death tally since June 29.
With new recorded deaths, the national mark now stands 9668. Whereas 2,256 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours taking the total caseload to 465,070.
The total count of active cases is 38,268. Moreover, 1,782 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,361 patients are in critical condition.