Educational Institutes to Close in KP amid Coronavirus Fears


It has been decided by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to close all public and private educational institutes across the province to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In an emergency meeting of the KP cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, this decision has been taken.

Also, it was decided in the cabinet meeting that the issue of closure of the Torkham border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan with the federal government will be decided.

As per Chief Minister Mehmood Khan, the situation is under control and there is nothing to worry about if precautionary measures are being taken to control the risk of coronavirus.

Also, the Sindh cabinet has decided to extend the closure of all the public and private educational institutes till May 30. The Sindh cabinet chaired by  Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took this decision in an emergency meeting.

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Advisor to the Chief Minister on Law Murtaza Wahab, in a tweet, said, “Summer vacations are being preponed in Sindh and schools in the province will reopen on the 1st of June 2020.”

Also, it is important to mention here that another person traveling from Islamabad to Karachi has been tested positive for COVID-19. This individual arrived in Karachi two days prior from Islamabad.

Presently, there are 21 patients of coronavirus in Pakistan and 2 of them have fully recovered and are given clean bills of health.

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