Shafqat Mahmood urge students to continue with studies as much as possible

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st Dec, 2020. 11:30 am
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Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has expressed that the decision to close educational institutions was taken with a heavy heart.

According to the details, he took to his official Twitter handle and wrote

“We had to close educational institutions because coronavirus infections were rising very fast. It was done with a heavy heart. I request all students to use this time not as a holiday but to revise their courses, do homework, in short continue with studies as much as possible.”

Let it be known that a meeting of inter-provincial education ministers chaired by the Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood last week, decided to close educational institutions for a month due to the increasing cases of the coronavirus.

In the past 24 hours, 40 more people succumbed to the novel coronavirus, taking the death toll to 8,091. Whereas after the country reported fresh 2,458 COVID-19 cases, the national tally hits 400,482. As many as 1,863 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,165 patients are in critical condition.

The positivity rate of COVID-19 cases reaches up to 5.9 per cent during 24 hours. The total count of active cases increased up to 49,105.

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