Schools in areas with high COVID positivity to be closed for one week: NCOC

Schools in areas with high COVID positivity to be closed for one week: NCOC

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The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) announced Friday that all schools located in areas with high COVID-19 positivity rates will be closed nationwide for a week.

According to a notification issued in this regard, the NCOC said: “Education institutions, premises, sections, specific classes with high positivity to be closed for ONE week.”

The notification further added that provincial administration, in consultation with district health, education authorities, and school administrations, are to set a threshold of cases for deciding such closures.

The NCOC added that COVID-19 testing at educational institutions was conducted in major Omicron-affected cities to determine disease transmission among students and ensure accurate disease distribution maps.

Therefore, keeping in view the results, the NCOC has taken the following decisions:

  • Aggressive testing in education institutes for next two weeks especially in high disease prevalence cities.
  • Federating units to carry out special vaccination drives in schools to ensure 100% vaccination of students over 12 years of age.

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