Coronavirus: Five more educational institutions sealed in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Five more educational institutes in Islamabad have been sealed after 21 students tested positive for novel coronavirus on Friday.

The notification to seal educational institutions was issued by the district health officer and a circular has also been issued to seal the concerned departments of Namal University due to COVID-19 cases.

The circular further stated that two virus cases have also been reported in Islamabad Model School in G61-3 and two cases were also reported in a private school in the city’s G11-4 area.

Two cases each have been reported in two private colleges at H8-1 and H8-4 as per the circular. Furthermore, 15 coronavirus cases have also been reported in a private school in I-93.

The affected educational institutes have been instructed to disinfect their buildings after closing their vicinity.

Earlier today, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for marriage halls as cases of the pandemic continue to rise across the country. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed one more life in Punjab while the number of COVID-19 cases in the province reached 100,330 after the detection of 58 new cases today.

According to a spokesperson for the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD), so far the total number of deaths in the province had reached 2,248.

The P&SHD confirmed that 39 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lahore, one in Kasur, five in Rawalpindi, one in Chakwal, one in Sialkot, three in Gujrat, one in Faisalabad, five in Bahawalpur and one new case was reported in Dera Ghazi Khan district during the last 24 hours.

The Punjab Health Department conducted 1,353,115 tests for COVID-19 so far while 96,527 confirmed cases recovered altogether in the province.

The department urged masses to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for their protection and cover their faces with masks. As many as  661 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan and the total number has reached 317,595. 



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