A total number of 21 schools have been sealed for a week after detection of corona positive cases among the teachers and students during the last three days. Attock CEO Education Mohsin Abbas disclosed this while speaking to the media.
He said that the schools which have been sealed include Government Girls High School (GGHS) Mari Kanjoor, Government Girls Elementary School (GGES) Jalwal, GGPS Dandi Jaswal, GGHS Nowshera, GMPS Bai, GGHS Rangoo, GGPS Sirka GGHS Shakardara, GGHS Baryar, GGCMS Shakardara, GMPS Dhok Sawaen, GGHS Kalu Kalan, GBHS Jalallia, GGES Jallo, GGPS Dhok Seelo and GGES Sukhwal, GGHS People Colony Attock, GGHS Formal, GGHS 2 Hazro and GGES Dhok Sher Zaman.
Mohsin Abbas said that the step had been taken to control the spread of the deadly virus.
Punjab closes 25 colleges
The Punjab government has issued a notification to close all public and private colleges in 25 districts in the light of the NCOC decision to deal with increasing coronavirus cases. The test to positivity ratio in all these districts has crossed five per cent.
Educational activities in universities, however, will continue as per the directives of the Higher Education Commission.
According to the notification, the districts include Rawalpindi, Lahore, Toba Tek Singh, Rahim Yar Khan, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Khushab, Lodhran, Mandi Bahauddin, Pakpattan. Sahiwal, Sialkot, Sargodha, Multan, Okara, Jhang, Khanewal, Kasur, Bahawalnagar, Chakwal and Bhakkar.
ICT shuts schools
All educational institutions will remain closed including classes from nine to 12 till May 17, owing to a surge in coronavirus cases in the federal capital.
According to a notification issued by the district magistrate, educational institutes were advised to shift to online learning only. The administration has also banned all types of indoor and outdoor dining.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2021.