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NCOC to suggest early & Extended winter vacations for schools

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) announced on Wednesday that it is recommending “early and extended winter vacations” for schools due to the rising positivity ratio being reported from educational institutes.

“The forum, taking into account rising positivity ratio, suggested for an early and extended winter vacations to reduce impact of disease spread and ensure safety and health of students,” the NCOC statement read.

The body decided that Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood will chair a special session with provincial education ministers on November 16 where the recommendation will be put forward. It also said that the meeting of the ministers will also “assess and review the positivity ratio prevailing in educational institutions”.

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