Schools going to be reopened from Thursday: Raas

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Murad Raas warns schools to get staff vaccinated by Aug 22 or face closure

 

Amraiz Khan

The Punjab government on Tuesday announced reopening of all public and private schools across the province from September 16 (Thursday) following the decline in Covid-19 cases.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas said that all schools across the province will be reopened from September 16.

Murad Raas detailed that school administrations will be allowed to conduct regular classes with 50 percent attendance besides ensuring implementation of Covid-related standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The announcement was made after the health-related restrictions have been relaxed in 18 districts of the country out of 24.

On the other hand, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said in a statement, “I am happy to report that all educational institutions will open from September 16.”

Federal Minister for Planning and Development and the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar announced the decision today after the country recorded a decline in the number of Covid-19 cases.

The restrictions had been slapped in 24 districts across the country to release the load from the hospitals after a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, Asad Umar said while addressing a presser in Islamabad.

Meanwhile, a court rejected the request of the police for physical remand and sent the accused jail on judicial remand in the Rickshaw Harassment Case.

The Lorri Adda police produced the four accused involved in the Rickshaw Harassment case in the court of judicial magistrate.

The police requested Judicial Magistrate Hassan Sarfraz Cheema to grant physical remand of the accused for further investigation into the case.

But, the court denied to accept the request and sent them to jail on 14 days long judicial remand.

 

 

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