Educational institutions will reopen after September 11
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.
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.