Karachi: The Sindh Ministry of Education has started considering on Friday to close elementary school classes due to the coronavirus pandemic after educational institutions reopen.
According to sources, the elementary school class will be extended by one month, and suggestions for online classes from grade one to grade five are being considered.
The provincial health minister has opposed the reopening of junior classes. The education department will make the final decision after receiving the advice of the health department.
According to the previous schedule, the elementary school classes are scheduled to reopen on September 30.
It is pertinent here to mention that Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Pakistan reported 9 deaths from the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and the number of positive cases surged to 304,386. The total number of deaths across the country jumped to 6,408.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 752 people were tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours.