NCOC decides to keep schools shut for another week
National Command Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to keep the educational institutes shut for another week, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Thursday.
Quoting the sources, the TV channel reported that the NCOC has decided to extend the closure of the schools in the most affected 27 districts for another week.
Earlier, the NCOC has ordered the closure of educational institutes in 27 districts of the country from September 4 to September 11.
However, the Punjab government ordered the closure of the schools in the whole province from September 6 to September 11.
A decision by the Punjab government in extending the holidays to the whole province for another week is yet to be taken.
On August 29, the NCOC has increased the list of the most affected districts in the country from 13 to 27.
The new decision has been taken in wake of increasing numbers of coronavirus cases and load on the health system as most of the health units in the country have reached near capacity.