A teenage girl died after she fell from the stairs of her school in Karachi. The teenage girl was a grade nine student.
According to the details, the girl died after falling from the stairs adding that they had shifted her to a private hospital soon after the incident.
The owner of the school, located in Karachi’s Aisha Manzil area, also said that the doctors had pronounced her dead after she was brought to the hospital.
Let it be known that schools and colleges across Pakistan reopened Tuesday (Today), ending a six-month-long closure due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
All higher education institutions in the country reopen from September 15, whereas students in grades nine to 12 will also be returning to school on the same day.
Colleges and universities reopening in phases while ensuring compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to avoid the spread of novel coronavirus disease in accordance with the decision of the inter-provincial education ministers’ conference (IPEMC).
The government had decided to close schools, colleges, and universities in March in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Sindh, however, had suspended educational activities in the province on February 27 after the detection of the first COVID-19 case in Karachi.
On the other hand, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has said that the district administration will review the arrangements for the prevention of the novel coronavirus in schools. Strict actions will be taken against those who will violate the health protocols.
In a recent statement, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said After 6 months, the educational institutions have reopened and we are happy for the students to return to school.
He said that the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) was necessary to prevent the dread virus and the district administration would review corona prevention measures in schools.
The Federal Minister said that the decision to open schools was not an easy one but now students should avoid making crowds.