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Covid-19: Punjab closes all public, private schools for a week

Educational institutions will reopen after September 11

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 3, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
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Posted: Sep 3, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 weeks ago

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The Punjab government has decided to close all public and private schools in the province from September 6 to September 11. "All public and private schools of Punjab to be closed from September 6th to September 11th, 2021 due to COVID-19 conditions. Please stay home and stay safe. Protect yourself and your families," Murad Raas, the province's education minister, tweeted Friday. According to the National Command and Operation Centre, Punjab has reported the highest number of deaths in the country. In the last 24 hours, 20 people succumbed to the deadly virus in the province. Pakistan reported 3,787 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. The positivity rate is 6.33%. Last week, the NCOC decided to keep educational institutions open in the country thrice a week with 50% attendance. Earlier in the day, the government announced that only vaccinated students will be allowed to sit for the Punjab Public Service Commission exams. It is mandatory for students of or above the ages of 17 years to get fully vaccinated by October 15. New guidelines have been issued for the immunisation of students. Immunocompromised individuals of 12 to 17 years will be administered the Pfizer vaccineIndividuals will be required to produce medical documents as proof of being immunocompromisedThe general public age group for vaccination has been lowered to 17 years.Pfizer vaccine will be administered to students under the age of 18 yearsFor people below the age of 18 years, the Child Registration Certificate (B- Form) number will be used for registration in NIMS (National Immunisation Management System) Meanwhile, all teaching, non-teaching staff, and people involved in the transportation of students have been instructed to get fully inoculated by September 30. Schools across Pakistan reopened on August 2.
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The Punjab government has decided to close all public and private schools in the province from September 6 to September 11.

“All public and private schools of Punjab to be closed from September 6th to September 11th, 2021 due to COVID-19 conditions. Please stay home and stay safe. Protect yourself and your families,” Murad Raas, the province’s education minister, tweeted Friday.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre, Punjab has reported the highest number of deaths in the country. In the last 24 hours, 20 people succumbed to the deadly virus in the province.

Pakistan reported 3,787 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. The positivity rate is 6.33%. Last week, the NCOC decided to keep educational institutions open in the country thrice a week with 50% attendance.

Earlier in the day, the government announced that only vaccinated students will be allowed to sit for the Punjab Public Service Commission exams.

It is mandatory for students of or above the ages of 17 years to get fully vaccinated by October 15. New guidelines have been issued for the immunisation of students.

  • Immunocompromised individuals of 12 to 17 years will be administered the Pfizer vaccine
  • Individuals will be required to produce medical documents as proof of being immunocompromised
  • The general public age group for vaccination has been lowered to 17 years.
  • Pfizer vaccine will be administered to students under the age of 18 years
  • For people below the age of 18 years, the Child Registration Certificate (B- Form) number will be used for registration in NIMS (National Immunisation Management System)

Meanwhile, all teaching, non-teaching staff, and people involved in the transportation of students have been instructed to get fully inoculated by September 30.

Schools across Pakistan reopened on August 2.

 
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