PESHAWAR: Schools in eight districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would remain close from September 6 to 11, as per the guidelines of the National Command and Operation Center.
“With the persisting situation of covid-19 across the country, NCOC decided to close schools in areas where covid is on a consistent rise. The 8 districts of KP: Peshawar, swabi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Malakand, Swat, Haripur, D.I.Khan schools will remain close from 6 Sep to 11 Sep 2021,” tweeted Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Shahram Khan Tarakai on Friday.
However, he said that the districts where coronavirus cases were lower would continue educational activities.
57 more deaths due to Coronavirus infection and 3,787 positive cases were reported in Pakistan during the last 24 hours.
According the National Command and Operation Center statistics, 59,745 tests were conducted and positivity ratio remained six point thirty-three per cent.
The NCOC has also banned intercity transport to and from the districts where COVID-19 cases are higher.
Meanwhile, the Punjab government has also decided to shut down schools again for six days due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the province.
Taking it to Twitter, the Provincial Minister of Punjab for School Education Murad Raas stated, “All Public & Private Schools of Punjab to be closed from September 6th to September 11th, 2021 due COVID 19 conditions”.
“Please stay home and stay safe. Protect yourself and your families”, he further added.
Earlier in August, the schools were re-opened in the province, Punjab after summer vacations.
The Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas announced to re-open private and government schools from August 2, Last week.
However, the school staff and administrations were strictly directed to follow and implement covid-19 SOPs. Moreover, COVID-19 vaccination certificate has become mandatory for teachers and other staff in order to enter the school premises.