Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has on Wednesday said no plan is under consideration for the closure of educational institutions across Pakistan amid rising coronavirus cases.
Shafqat Mahmood said in a statement that the country is witnessing another wave of COVID-19 and the health ministry advised to keep a tight eye on the developments.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had chaired the session of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) where the participants reviewed the COVID-19 testing capacity in educational institutions.
He clarified that educational institutions could not be closed in the current situation. The minister said that the country fought the pandemic and produced exemplary results to curb COVID-19 as compared to the other nations.
He termed the establishment of a science lab a step towards setting a standard.