Educational institutions to reopen tomorrow

Pic15-084 LAHORE: Sep15- Students wearing face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, attend a class at a school in provincial capital. Pakistani officials welcomed millions of children back to school following educational institutions reopened on Tuesday in the country amid a steady decline in coronavirus deaths and infections. ONLINE PHOTO by Rana Sajid
Staff Reporter

All educational institutes in districts with low positivity ratio of Covid-19 cases will reopen from Monday, the National Command and Operation Centre said on Saturday.

However, it said, academic activities will remain suspended in districts where coronavirus positivity rate is still high.

Educational institutions are required to implement the coronavirus SOPs to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Separately, the NCOC said that one million more doses of Chinese coronavirus vaccines arrived in Islamabad on board a special Pakistan International Airlines flight.

Another 11 million doses of China’s Sinovac, CanSino and Sinopharm vaccines will be brought to Pakistan this month, it added.

It said all-out efforts are being made for mass vaccination with uninterrupted supply of vaccines being ensured across the country.

The NCOC urged citizens to follow precautions and get themselves inoculated against Covid-19 on a priority basis.
According to the data released by the

National Command and Operation Centre, the country reported a positivity rate of 3.81% as of Saturday. The latest surge of 1,923 cases has taken the nationwide tally of reported cases to 930,511.

According to statistics provided by the NCOC, Pakistan has reported 83 fatalities after which the death toll reached to 21,189.

To date, Sindh has reported 322,350 coronavirus cases, Punjab 341,789, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 134,072, Balochistan 25,589, Islamabad 81,626, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 19,456, Gilgit Baltistan has reported 5,629 cases.