Shafqat Mehmood to Make Decision on School Closure Today Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

An important meeting of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) will be held today with all education and health ministers to decide further on closure or reopening of schools amid the worsening coronavirus situation in the country.

In a tweet, the NCOC said the meeting will also review the SOPs for Ramadan in light of the suggestions of religious scholars.

The session will be chaired by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar. Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood and Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noorul Haq Qadri will attend.

A press briefing is expected after the meeting during which the decisions taken by the NCOC would be made public.

On the other hand, the Sindh government has suspended on-campus learning till class 8 from April 6 for 15 days, citing risks of the spread of COVID-19.

The provincial government has also suggested the Centre impose a ban on inter-provincial and air transport to control the third wave of coronavirus which has wreaked havoc in the last few weeks. 

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