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KP ponders upon early winter vacations as COVID spikes

In order to contain the spread of the second wave of coronavirus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government is considering to announce early winter vacations in schools, The News reported Thursday.

The option was discussed at the meeting of the provincial task force on COVID-19, which was chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

a handout mentioned Provincial Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Special Assistant to CM on Information and Higher Education, Kamran Bangash, Corps Commander Peshawar-Lt Gen Noman Mahmood, Chief Secretary Kazim Niaz, Inspector General of Police Sanaullah Abbasi and other relevant officials attended the meeting.

The participants reviewed the latest situation of the second wave of coronavirus across the province, arrangements, and preparations made by the relevant departments to contain the possible outbreak of the virus. they also discussed the existing capacity of hospitals to deal with any emergency situation and other relevant matters.

The participants were told that new cases were being reported from various educational institutions of the province.

After discussing announcing early winter vacations in education institutions, especially in winter zones to contain the possible spread of the virus, the forum directed the Education Department to work out the matter and come up with feasible proposals for any decision to this effect.

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