Karachi: The Sindh provincial government has decided on Friday to postpone the second phase of the reopening of educational institutions originally scheduled for September 21.
Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said at a press conference that government schools did not strictly comply with the Coronavirus Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), but the situation is relatively good.
“Classes from fifth to eighth will not resume on September 21 and situation will be analyzed after a week. Middle classes can be started on September 28 if condition improves but will be postponed if situation deteriorates.
“The government will make no compromise on the health of students.”
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.