Punjab closes all educational institutes amid corona uptick: Murad Raas

By: News Desk      Published: 02:50 PM, 25 Apr, 2021
Punjab closes all educational institutes amid corona uptick: Murad Raas
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The Punjab government on Sunday announced that all public and private schools will be closed immediately till further notice including classes 9th to 12th in 25 districts from April 26 (Monday) till further notice, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The notification reads, “All educational activities/classes including 9th and 12th classes in all public and private schools in following districts where Covid-19 positivity ratio is more than 5 percent shall remain suspended with immediate effect till further notice unless the list of districts is modified otherwise.”

The districts are: Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, Chakwal, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Jhang, Kasur, Khanewal, Khushab, Lahore, Lodhran, Mandi Bahauddin Din, Multan, Okara, Pakpattan, Rahim Yar Khan, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Sialkot and Toba Tek Singh.

Amid growing cases of Covid-19 across the country, the federal government on Saturday warned that it would only wait for a week and if the situation did not improve, then imposing a complete lockdown would be its key option to save the people’s lives.

PTI government spokesman Fawad Chaudhry reiterated that Prime Minister Imran Khan had always resisted lockdown but he would not give priority to the economy over the people’s lives.