Sindh allows schools with vaccinated staff to open from August 30
KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday allowed schools with 100 per cent vaccinated staff to reopen across the province from August 30.
Addressing a press conference, Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah said that the schools will be allowed to call vaccinated staff to work.
The provincial minister also said there was a need to create awareness among the people regarding the Covid vaccination. The vaccination card of parents of under 18 aged children will be checked by the school administration, while only vaccinated students will be allowed to attend colleges, the minister added.
“Random PCR tests will be conducted in schools,” Shah said, adding that a working committee meeting will be held every week to review the situation.
Last month, the Sindh government had closed down the educational institutions after observing a sudden surge in coronavirus cases across the province.
The national tally of active Covid-19 cases was recorded at 89,919, one of the highest during the fourth wave of the pandemic with 3,772 more people testing positive for the deadly virus and 3,107 people recovering from the disease during the last 24 hours.
As many as 80 corona patients have died during the last 24 hours, 75 of whom were under treatment in the hospitals and five of them were perished in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre.
Most of the deaths occurred in Punjab; followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Of the total 80 deaths, 33 of them were on ventilators. There were 5,390 Covid-infected patients under treatment in critical condition with 89 infected people admitted during the last 24 hours in various Covid dedicated healthcare facilities of the country.
The national Covid positivity ratio during the last 24 hours was recorded at 7 per cent.
The Covid positivity ratio is the percentage of actual positive cases appearing in every 100 tests performed to identify infected individuals.
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