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Pakistan health, education officials to discuss closing schools Monday

PM's aide Faisal Sultan believes the healthcare system has improved

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 13, 2020 | Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Nov 13, 2020 | Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
Pakistan health, education officials to discuss closing schools Monday

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Officials of the health and education ministries will discuss shutting down educational institutions in Pakistan on Monday, the PM’s aide on health, Dr Faisal Sultan, said.

The discussion will be held after a meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre in Islamabad, he added.

Pakistan has been battling a second wave of coronavirus infections. The country reported 37 deaths from the virus and 2,300 new cases in the last 24 hours.

The number of active coronavirus cases in Pakistan stands at 23,641, according to official statistics. Of them, 1,219 patients are in critical condition.

But Dr Sultan believes that the country’s healthcare system has improved.

He said the government will alleviate the concerns of doctors about the COVID-19 health risk allowance. It will be given to all doctors working in coronavirus wards, the PM’s aide said.

Pakistan has so far reported 7,096 deaths and 352,296 confirmed cases of the virus.

Students and faculty members have expressed concern about keeping schools open. Some students have written to their universities, calling on them to hold online classes as coronavirus cases rise.

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4 Comments

  1. Sha faisal  November 14, 2020 12:52 am/ Reply

    Corona rising due to poor health conditions in educational systems in Pakistan. They just take precautions when they get to know government officers are coming to check as in my brother’s school other wise If come in gc college Lahore 5 students on one benche don’t tell them about your checking and do a surprise mission you will see your pakistan standards no Corona precautions in gc college just on exterior sanitser etc but in classes there is a village of students

  2. Sabika  November 14, 2020 10:15 pm/ Reply

    Alot of parents aren’t letting kids go to school because of this virus…and they believe online schooling is better in this situation as no chance of getting sick in alot of students around their child. The SOPS are just to show when sir or mam are coming or eles they aren’t getting followed properly. So it’s better in online schooling. And that’s what many many parents and i agree with.

  3. Ahsan  November 16, 2020 12:33 pm/ Reply

    We have to live with corona for many years therefore closing schools n other things will be waste of time n resources.

    • Aliza  November 19, 2020 4:48 pm/ Reply

      But right now we need them to school all schools on 24 november 2020 middle schools,primary schools and seniors because kids are not in the much danger whereas we are more in danger kids will carry coronavirus but nothing is gonna happen but we get we might not be safe enough.If they close schools then the virus will slow down and we still need to follow SOPs so that they virus would end up.

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