Ministers to decide about further closing of schools on April 6: Shafqat Mahmood

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

04th Apr, 2021. 11:28 am
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Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Sunday that all education and health ministers from across Pakistan will meet on April 6 to decide about the reopening or further closing of educational institutions during the third wave of the novel coronavirus.

According to the details, Shafqat Mahmood in a tweet on Sunday said that,

Education and Health Ministers will meet at the NCOC Tuesday to decide whether to open or further close educational institutions. The exam situation will also be discussed. Whatever is decided will be a collective decision of the country’s health and education authorities & NCOC

On March 25, Pakistan’s government ordered educational institutions in 18 high-risk districts to remain closed until April 11.

Speaking to the press in the capital Islamabad, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said the decision to extend closures first ordered on March 15 had been taken as virus infection numbers had stayed high.

The districts subject to the closures include 10 regions in the central province of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous area, and eight regions in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The capital Islamabad is also subject to closures.

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said provincial governments had the prerogative to increase the number of areas where the restrictions were being tightened if they deemed it necessary.

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