Karachi: The Minister of Education of Sindh Province Said Ghani confirmed on Thursday that the province may close schools again due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The provincial minister distributed tablet computers to the students and gave a speech at the ceremony. He said that due to COVID-19, education has suffered a lot and is still uncertain until the school opens.
Saeed Ghani said that if the school closes, students will learn online at home with the help of tablets. He added that many places do not have internet and other facilities, but 6% of the areas have all the facilities.
The minister said that more than 30 new schools have started curriculum activities. He urged non-governmental organizations that wish to cooperate with the government to move forward.
Related to this, Pakistan has reported 16 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as the number of positive cases surged to 331,108 today. The total number of deaths nationwide has jumped to 6,775.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 908 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours. Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 144,765 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 103,587 in Punjab, 39,277 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,454 in Islamabad, 15,876 in Balochistan, 3,938 in Azad Kashmir and 4,211 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 2,611 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,347 in Punjab, 1,273 in KP, 149 in Balochistan, 215 in Islamabad, 92 in GB and 88 in Azad Kashmir.