No regular classes in Lahore schools from March 1
Old policy of allowing only 50% students retained in seven Punjab districts
The Punjab government has decided not to extend classes in schools to five days in a week in seven districts including Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Gujrat after a spike in coronavirus cases was recorded, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
On Thursday last, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood had announced that all schools will go back to regular five-day classes from March 1 as restrictions imposed in some major cities on schools to conduct staggered classes was only till February 28.
But after the detection of 20 Covid-19 cases in these seven districts including Lahore, the authorities have now decided to maintain the old policy of allowing only 50 percent of students to take classes in a day.
According to a notification issued by the School Education Department, directive has been issued to strictly enforce the coronavirus guidelines in schools of the seven districts which are Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujrat, Sialkot and Rahimyar Khan.
The department further said that any change in the schedule will be considered after reviewing the situation on March 31.
The new notification will be effective from March 1, Monday.