Schools around the country started regular classes on Monday (today), only days after the NCOC authorised vaccinations for children as young as 12 years old.
The NCOC made the decision following a drop in COVID-19 cases across the country.
The educational institutions were previously functioning at half capacity after reopening following a periodic shutdown due to the presence of Covid-19.
Asad Umar, the chairman of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), said last week that all educational institutions will resume regular classes from October 11 (today).
This statement was made by the planning and development minister in a post on his official Twitter account.
He stated in his tweet “Based on the reduced level of COVID disease spread and the launch of the school vaccination program, it has been decided in today’s NCOC meeting to allow all educational institutions to start normal classes from 11th October.”
Since September 1, people above the age of 17 have been able to be vaccinated for Covid-19. Earlier, during a news briefing, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan declared that these teenagers would need to be completely vaccinated by the 15th of October in order to be allowed to enter educational institutions. Soon after, the public government chose to start injecting teens of 15 to 17 aged with Covid-19 vaccines.