Resurgence of Coronavirus, NCOC to take decision of closing the schools yet again

Resurgence of Coronavirus, NCOC to take decision of closing the schools yet again

The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has decided to reconsider its decision to reopen the school due to a resurgence of coronavirus cases.

According to the state-run news agency APP, a meeting of the NCOC was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar and National Coordinator of the National Command and Operations Center Lt Gen Hamood Uz Zaman Khan in which the provincial representatives participated through video link.

The meeting decided to review the end of the lockdown in the second week of April.

The NCOC will review ways to reopen schools on Tuesday, March 9, in light of the growing number of Corona cases.

The meeting also considered withdrawing the decision to reopen celebrations in cinemas, wedding halls and restaurants.

The meeting discussed the situation of increasing corona cases in the provinces and related measures, progress on vaccination and national vaccine strategy.

The NCOC reviewed the growing number of positive cases of corona across the country and directed the provincial administration to ensure strict implementation of safety measures at the grassroots level.

It may be recalled that on February 25, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood had announced that from March 1, all schools would return to normal classes five days a week.

In his tweets on micro-blogging site Twitter, “Important announcement. All schools will go back to regular 5-day classes from Monday, March 1. Restrictions imposed in some major cities on schools to conduct staggered classes was only till Feb 28.”