3 schools sealed in Layyah over corona cases
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Three educational institutions have been sealed after a teacher and three students tested positive for Covid-19 in Layyah, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.
The TV channel reported that Government High Schools 124 in Layyah has been sealed after a teacher and two students tested positive for COVID-19 and Government Girls High School Canal Colony also closed after a female student tested positive.
District Education Officer Tawakal Hussain said schools have now been closed for one week and will be reopened after proper consultation with the education department.
“Three schools have been sealed after COVID-19 cases reported and all educational activities in these schools are suspended for one week till the further order,” he said.
It may be mentioned here that another 1,313 people diagnosed with the coronavirus during the past 24 hours (Tuesday) which means Pakistan recorded its highest daily count since July 26, showed the latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Wednesday morning. Hence, Tuesday was the third consecutive day with an increase in new cases after which the overall number has now increased to 337,573.
On the other hand, the second wave is proving to be deadly as well with 18 more deaths were reported in the country [Punjab eight and Sindh six], raising the toll to 6,867.
The region-wise distribution of the coronavirus cases is given as: Sindh 147,295, Punjab 105,197, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 39,889, Islamabad 20,471, Balochistan 16,000, Azad Kashmir 4,415 and Gilgit-Baltistan 4,306.
It means most of these new cases were reported in Sindh, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir.
As far as the active cases are concerned, the number has jumped to 14,646 which represents an alarming increase in infection and lower recovery rate. Meanwhile, 959 of them are receiving treatment in hospitals.