- Shafqat Mehmood says college students’ properly being will all the time be a precedence.
- The primary part of colleges’ reopening to begin from Jan 18.
- The nation reported its greatest soar in coronavirus circumstances in almost a month on Thursday.
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Training Shafqat Mehmood will chair a gathering of well being and schooling ministers at this time to evaluation the newest scenario of the coronavirus within the nation earlier than reopening of colleges.
The well being authorities will temporary the ministers concerning the present COVID-19 prevalence and provides their recommendation relating to the resumption of in-person studying at instructional institutes.
Shafqat Mehmood in a tweet mentioned: “While I desperately want education to continue, the final decision will be on health grounds. Students’ well being will always be a priority.”
On January 4, Mehmood had mentioned that the federal government will make no compromise on kids’s well being and one other assembly will likely be held to evaluation the newest coronavirus scenario within the nation.
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The federal authorities had earlier introduced a phase-wise plan to reopen instructional institutes from January 18 which have been closed on November 26 to comprise the unfold of coronavirus.
In the meantime, the Punjab authorities has assured the mother and father that it’ll guarantee strict compliance of COVID-19 SOPs in colleges.
Sudden spike in coronavirus circumstances
Shafqat Mehmood’s remarks come as Pakistan battles a second wave of the coronavirus with circumstances continually on the rise.
The nation reported its greatest soar in coronavirus circumstances in almost a month on Thursday.
Information issued by the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) confirmed that 3,097 folks examined constructive for COVID-19 throughout the nation on January 13, elevating the nationwide tally to 511,921.
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The final time Pakistan’s single-day tally crossed the three,000 mark was on December 18 final 12 months when NCOC reported 3,179 infections.
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‘Schools will shut down if situation worsens’
In the meantime, Punjab’s Minister for Training Murad Raas, throughout a go to to a college in Lahore, mentioned that the colleges and different instructional institutes within the province can be shut down instantly if the scenario necessitates.
He mentioned that when colleges do reopen, they might function on 50% pupil attendance.