The education minister of Punjab Murad Raas has announced recently that the reopening of private and public education sectors within 24 hours. He made this decision after a recent NCOC meeting, where some important decisions were made regarding the reopening of education sectors under the supervision of Asad Umer Minister of Planning, Development, and Special. In this meeting, 5% positivity ratio of covid set a criterion
According to a tweet by Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas, the announcement about schools reopening in the province would be made within the next 24 hours.
“Will update on opening of all Public and Private Schools in Punjab within 24 hours. Please follow SOPs issued by the Government,” he tweeted. The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday allowed the reopening of schools in districts where the COVID-19 positivity ratio is less than 5%.
The development came after NCOC chief Asad Umar presided over a meeting, with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, provincial chief secretaries and other members in attendance via video link.
A detailed review of the disease’s prevalence in the country was taken, a statement from the NCOC had said. Following the meeting, important decisions regarding restrictions were taken after extensive deliberations.
The NCOC had also announced that a staggered opening of educational institutions would also take place. These will not include the institutions that will be opened from May 24.