Punjab closes colleges, schools in many districts
Punjab Higher Education on Saturday issued a notification of closing colleges in 25 districts including Lahore.
According to a report of 24News HD TV channel, the Punjab HED notified closure of all private and public colleges in 25 districts of the province until further order as per the order of the National Coordination Committee in the wake of a dangerous rise in coronavirus cases.
The government also the intermediate classes till further order while the higher educational institutions are allowed to carry on educational activities as per previous order.
On the other hand, Punjab School Education Department also issued a notification of the closure of the school from 9th to intermediate classes in 15 districts. The districts include Lahore, Bahawalpur, Bakhar, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Jhang, Khanewal, Multan, RY Khan, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Shekhupura, Okara, and Toba Tek Singh. The schools in the above-mentioned districts have been closed because of the high ratio of coronavirus cases.
In Friday’s meeting of NCC chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, it was decided that the educational activities will be barred in the cities with more than 5 percent ratio of COVID-19 infections.