Sindh extends closure of educational institutions due to COVID-19

In light of the recent alarming increase in COVID-19 cases in Sindh, the provincial government declared on Saturday that all schools and colleges will be closed until May 23rd.

The suspension of classroom teaching for students from pre-nursery to Grade 12 has been extended from May 17 to May 23 due to the “prevailing conditions of the coronavirus pandemic,” according to a notification released by the Sindh School Education and Literacy Department.

According to a notice, school principals, headmasters, and headmistresses will “call minimal staff to school premises on a rotating basis” to manage home learning activities by online classes.

Punjab Education Minister Dr. Murad Raas announced yesterday that all public and private schools in the province will be closed until May 23 due to the third wave of COVID-19.

Murad Raas said in his tweet it was decided that school closures had been decided in view of the spread of the situation with the coronavirus. On 18 May, he said, a review meeting will take place in this regard.

Murad Raas encouraged people to follow the SOP in letter and spirit to protect themselves and others from the virus.

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