Sindh calls meeting on closure of schools amid rising COVID-19 caseload

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Nov, 2020. 12:39 pm

Sindh Education Department on Friday called a meeting on the matter of shutting down schools and colleges amid the spike in Coronavirus cases.

According to the details, the meeting will be attended by representatives of the private schools association.

The stakeholders will consider recommendations made by the federal government with regard to educational institutes.

Earlier in the meeting of National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), the federal and provincial education ministers suggested early and extended winter vacations in schools amid the second of coronavirus in Pakistan.

It was discussed in the meeting that cases in Pakistan have risen to a dangerous level. Commenting on the situation, Federal Minister of Education Shafqat Mehmood said we cannot play with the lives of students and teachers.

Later the meeting was postponed till next week. A decision on the closure of educational institutions will be made next week. The next session is scheduled for 23rd Nov.

Coronavirus Situation in Pakistan

Pakistan has recorded fresh 2,738 coronavirus cases and 36 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours, 36 more people fell prey to the disease, taking the fatality toll to 7,561. As many as 868 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours.

According to NCOC with fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 368,665, whereas, the active cases stood at 33,562.

A total of 42,909 tests were conducted across the country during this period. 327,542 people have recovered from the deadly disease while 5,098,291 samples have been tested thus far.

The positivity rate has increased up to 6.3 percent in Pakistan. 1,517 patients are in critical condition.

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