Coronavirus claims 102 more lives in Pakistan

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Apr, 2021. 10:02 am

The novel coronavirus has claimed 102 more lives in Pakistan over the last 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 15,026.

According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the COVID-19 has claimed 102 more lives and 4,004 fresh infections were reported during the period.

As per the national dashboard, the total count of active cases was recorded at 64,373 whereas the positivity rate stood at 9.6 per cent.

As many as 41,699 coronavirus detection tests were conducted during 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 10,535,061 since the first case was reported.

On Tuesday, government extended the closure of school classes from one to eight in the districts affected by the COVID-19 till 28th of this month.

Shafqat Mahmood, the Federal Education Minister in a media briefing said the classes of nine, ten, eleven and twelve will resume from 19th of this month even in the affected districts amidst strict compliance of Standard Operating Procedures. He said this decision has been taken so that the students can prepare for their board exams.

Shafqat Mahmood said the board exams will be held this year, but they will not begin before the third week of the next month.

The Minister said the universities will also remain closed in the affected districts.

Shafqat Mahmood said it is up to the provinces to decide the districts affected worst by the virus. He pointed out that thirteen districts in Punjab have been affected by the pandemic. The Minister said the exams of O and A Levels will also be held as per schedule with strict observance of the SOPs.

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