Early winter vacations in KP on the cards

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is considering giving early winter vacations in schools considering the rise in COVID-19 case amidst the second wave of coronavirus.

According to the report, the option was considered at the meeting of the provincial task force on COVID-19, which was chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

Provincial Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Special Assistant to CM on Information and Higher Education, Kamran Bangash, Corps Commander Peshawar-Lt Gen Noman Mahmood, Chief Secretary Kazim Niaz, Inspector General of Police Sanaullah Abbasi and other relevant officials attended the meeting, said a handout.

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The participants reviewed the current situation of the second wave of coronavirus across the province, arrangements and preparations made by the relevant departments to contain the possible outbreak of the virus, the existing capacity of hospitals to deal with any emergency situation and other relevant matters.

Briefing the meeting about the latest situation of coronavirus, it was told that the second wave of coronavirus had started in the province.

It was added that a rising number of the positive coronavirus cases were being reported in Upper and Lower Chitral districts and parts of Hazara division.

The participants were told that new cases were being reported from various educational institutions of the province.

It was decided that the Education Department should work out the matter and come up with a suitable solution.

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