The National Command and Operation Centre(NCOC) Announce to close educational institutions across Pakistan until May 23, 2021.
According to the NCOC, a meeting to discuss the decision will be held on May 18, and the decision to reopen educational institutions will be made after considering the current situation of Covid-19.
The decision was made after NCOC held a meeting today to assess the country’s coronavirus situation.
Experts cautioned that the third wave of the deadly virus was lethal and spreading quickly, so physical education classes in schools across the country were suspended until Eid-ul-Fitr.
All exams were canceled on April 27 and will not be held again until June 15. Exams for O and A levels have been moved from May to June to October and November, respectively, while intermediate and matric exams will take place after June 15.
Over 4,000 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours, with 120 people dying as a result of the deadly coronavirus. Pakistan’s infection rate has been estimated to be 8.54 percent. This Eid, the government has urged people to stay at home and be safe.
To combat the spread of the virus, the NCOC has issued detailed “stay home, stay safe” guidance from May 8 to May 16.
According to the newly enforced curbs, Chand Raat bazaars, shopping malls, public places, and recreational areas will be closed from May 8 to 16.