Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar announced that his government has decided that it will cut the school fees across the province by 20% during the ongoing holidays.
The CM, in a tweet, said that the schools have also been instructed to collect the fees a monthly basis. He added that the schools have also been directed to pay the salary of all its staff and teachers on time, and have been barred from firing them.
ہم نے فیصلہ کیا ہے کہ چھٹیوں کے دوران پنجاب کے تمام سکولوں کی فیس 20 فیصد کم اور صرف ماہانہ بنیاد پر وصول کی جائے
اس دوران سکولوں کو تمام اساتذہ اور سٹاف کی تنخواہوں کی مکمل اور بروقت ادائیگی کا پابند بنایا جائے گا اور کسی سکول کو ٹیچرز یا سٹاف کو نکالنے کی اجازت نہیں دی جائےگی
— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) April 6, 2020
On the other hand
Usman Buzdar will inaugurate a lab with the status of biosafety level 3 today, announced Azhar Mashwani, the CM’s focal person on digital media.
The official added that the lab will have the capacity to conduct 2,000 tests per day.
CM Punjab @UsmanAKBuzdar to inaugurate newly upgraded BSL-3 lab, with a capacity of 2,000 tests per day
— Azhar (@MashwaniAzhar) April 6, 2020
It should be noted that earlier today,The government of Punjab has extended the lock down in the province till April 14 to control the spread of coronavirus in the Province.
The Home Department in Punjab on Monday issued a notification,
As per the notification, shops related to food items will remain open from 9am to 5pm while dairy shops allowed to work till 8pm.
Punjab Govt has decided to extend all the existing restrictions till 14th April 2020. Public is requested to follow the guidelines issued by Govt and ensure that they don't leave home unless necessary. pic.twitter.com/J8opyhrTvm
— Musarrat Cheema (@MusarratCheema) April 6, 2020