In response to a growing outbreak of conjunctivitis, caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab Mohsin Raza Naqvi on Wednesday announced that all schools in Punjab, including Lahore, will remain closed tomorrow (September 28).
This proactive measure is aimed at preventing the further spread of the highly contagious eye infection among students.
In addition to the day off, students up to matriculation classes will undergo screening at school gates, starting Monday.
Those exhibiting signs of the infection will be advised to seek immediate medical attention and will not be allowed to enter the school premises until they are no longer contagious.
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is an infectious eye condition that causes redness, itching, and discharge from the eyes. It can easily spread through direct or indirect contact, making schools a high-risk environment for transmission.
The school holiday will apply to all students up to matriculation classes.
During this time, school premises will undergo deep cleaning and sanitization to minimize the risk of transmission.