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ISLAMABAD: Inter-provincial education ministers have convened an emergency meeting in view of the rising cases of coronavirus cases in Pakistan.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood convened the meeting and a letter has been issued to all the members of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference. The inter-provincial education ministers meeting will be held today at 11 am at the NCOC.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) recommended early and extended winter vacations for students due to an increasing number of coronavirus cases at educational institutions.
Coronavirus cases have been reported in several educational institutions in Pakistan and coronavirus cases are on the rise in the country. The district administration has sealed the relevant departments and classes after coronavirus cases were reported in three universities in Islamabad.
International Islamic University Islamabad has been closed after coronavirus cases were reported. Model College for Boys F 10/4 has also been sealed.
Most of the educational institutions that have been sealed are private educational institutions. So far, several educational institutions in the federal capital Islamabad have been sealed after two or more corona cases were reported.
Coronavirus has been confirmed among five students of King Edward Medical University in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. Students who tested positive for coronavirus have been quarantined at home, while one student who showed symptoms has been hospitalized.