Pakistan reopens faculties, universities after 5-month Covid-19 break

Islamabad, September 15

After a break of practically 5 months, Pakistan on Tuesday started its phased reopening of colleges in view of the falling variety of new cornavirus instances within the nation.

While excessive faculties, schools and universities reopened on September 15, courses VI to VIII would begin from September 23. Primary faculty will begin from September 30, officers stated.

As per the well being protocols, 20 college students or much less might be seated in a classroom. The college students have been divided into teams and can attend faculties on alternate days.

Masks are necessary for academics and college students. The establishments will guarantee availability of hand-washing services and sanitisers on the entry gates.

All instructional establishments in Pakistan had been closed on March 16 after the outbreak of the coronavirus. All annual examinations had been cancelled.

The variety of coronavirus instances reached 3,02,424 on Tuesday after 404 new instances had been reported previously 24 hours. Six sufferers died on this interval, taking the demise toll to six,389, in line with the Ministry of National Health Services.

So far, 290,261 individuals have totally recovered from the illness, whereas 563 are in vital situation.

Sindh has reported 132,250 instances, Punjab 97,817, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 37,079, Islamabad 15,962, Balochistan 13,621, Gilgit-Baltistan 3,269, and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 2,426.

The authorities stated 29,95,890 COVID-19 checks have been carried out within the nation, together with 27,277 previously 24 hours. PTI

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