Exams in Sindh will be held as per the announced schedule, the provincial information minister, Nasir Hussain Shah, said
In a statement, Nasir Hussain Shah said Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani and PPP leader Nisar Ahmed Khuhro have already made arrangements for the exams in Sindh. The Sindh government was criticized for announcing to close schools, he added
The provincial information minister’s comments came shortly after 9 new coronavirus cases emerged in Karachi, taking up the provincial tally to 14. 6 of the new patients returned to Pakistan from Syria via Doha, Qatar, while the other 3 arrived from London via Dubai, a spokesperson for the provincial health department said.
Dr Zafar Mirza, the de facto health minister, also confirmed the development from his official Twitter handle.
“I can confirm 9 new cases of COVID-19 in Karachi. All these cases contacts of an already confirmed case. Further contacts are being traced and tested. This makes a total of 16 cases in Pakistan,” he tweeted.