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Rise in COVID-19 cases, Education ministers to meet on Nov 16

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Nov, 2020. 01:26 pm
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An emergency meeting of the Inter-provincial education ministers has been called in view of the rising number of corona cases in Pakistan.

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood will chair the meeting and a letter has been issued to all the members of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference.

The inter-provincial education ministers meeting will be held on November 16 at 11 a.m. at the NCOC. Coronavirus cases have been reported in various educational institutions of Pakistan, and collectively the country has also reported a significant rise in the COVID-19 cases.

The district administration has sealed the relevant departments and classes after corona cases reported in three universities in Islamabad. A large number of educational institutions that have been sealed are private educational institutions. So far, several educational institutions in the federal capital Islamabad have been sealed after two or more corona cases were reported.

Coronavirus has also been confirmed in five students of a university in Lahore. Students who tested positive for corona have been quarantined at home, while one student who showed symptoms has been hospitalized.

NCOC Orders Immediate Closure Of Cinemas, Theaters, And Shrines

Earlier today, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) ordered the immediate closure of cinemas, theaters, and shrines in wake of the second wave of coronavirus in Pakistan.

The NCOC also ordered the immediate closure of shrines, whereas Dine-in and Take-away in Restaurants will be allowed till 10 pm. The meeting of the National Command and Operations Center also recommended banning public gatherings.

Coronavirus In Pakistan

Let it be known that a total of 1,708 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed during the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 348,184.

With 21 more deaths reported overnight, the national death tally from the disease has surged to 7,021, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

So far, a total of 320,065 people have recovered from the infection while the number of active cases stands at 21,098.

At least 31,989 samples tested during the past 24 hours, the number of tests so far conducted across the country has reached 47,73,496.

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