Educational institutions in 9 cities, including the federal capital, announced the closure of March 28

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced closure of educational institutions in different cities for two weeks in view of rising rates of Corona epidemic. After a meeting of National Command and Operations Center, a press conference was held with Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood. Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr. Faisal Sultan said that the spread of corona in Pakistan is increasing, the increase in cases increases the pressure on hospitals, the rate of corona has increased in the country during the last week, out of the urban home. Wear face masks in all cases. Dr. Faisal Sultan said that in view of the Corona epidemic, the policy of working from home of 50% of the employees in the offices will continue, leisure places will be closed at 6 pm, considering the current situation. Houses and wedding halls cannot be opened. The decision to reopen cinema halls from March 15 has been withdrawn, food inside hotels will also be banned while the policy regarding wedding halls will remain the same. In addition, a time limit of 10 pm was immediately imposed on all commercial activities. The Special Assistant said that the rate of corona virus is increasing in the country and the pressure on our health system is increasing due to which Some decisions have been made. Dr. Faisal Sultan said that the decision to open cinema halls from March 15 has been withdrawn and eating inside hotels will also be banned while opening shrines including weddings and other indoor events. The decision has been withdrawn. Keep applying smart lockdown in proportion to the spread of the disease and make sure to use the mask regularly. In addition, the 10 pm time limit was immediately imposed on all commercial activities, while all these decisions will be reviewed on April 12. On this occasion, Shafqat Mehmood said that the situation in Sindh and Balochistan is almost fine but problems have been seen in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir, 50% children will come to school in Sindh and Balochistan, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore. Educational institutions in Gujarat, Multan, Rawalpindi, Sialkot and Peshawar have been closed for two weeks on Monday, March 15. All educational institutions will reopen on March 28. The institutions where the examinations are being held will continue, the education minister added, adding that the institutions where the examinations are being held will continue and the provincial governments can close schools if the situation worsens.