Covid-19 cases force closure of five schools in Pindi, four in Peshawar
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Alarmed at an increasing number of coronavirus cases, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has closed four government schools in Peshawar for a period of one week. The authorities in Rawalpindi also sealed anohter five schools, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.
While ordering the closure of these schools, the authorities have urged their administrations to ensure the vaccination of their students, aged 12 and above, teachers and other staff before their reopening.
The schools have also been directed to ask those testing positive to quarantine themselves.
On the other hand, in view of detection of cases of the coronavirus, director Media Department of Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital has asked the staff to work from home for one week.
Meanwhile, three people lost their lives to the virus in KP during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities in the province to 5, 980 since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these 5, 980 deaths, 2, 913 were reported from Peshawar alone.
At the same time, 854 people were diagnosed with the Covid-19 in the province during the same period.
Hence, the total number of cases reported from the province so far now stand at over 186, 000.
Five more schools sealed in Pindi
The schools are Government Girls’ Elementary School Karri Dau Lal, Government Girls’ Higher School No 1 Bagh Sardaran, Government Girls’ High School Rata Amral, Government Pak Islamia High School No 1 Jhangi Mohalla and Government Campery Hansu Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Dhok Kashmirian.
Reporters Syed Azmat Ali Shah and Usman Javed