Health Authorities to Resume Random Coronavirus Testing in Schools

Random Coronavirus Testing

The health authorities to resume the random coronavirus testing in the schools.

As per the shared details, the results of testing in educational institutions will be analyzed in the meetings of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on the basis of which decision about the resumption of classes for primary, middle and university students will be made, according to officials.

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The government and private sector high and higher secondary schools and colleges on Monday resumed education activities at their campuses after one and a half month closure owing to the second wave of the pandemic.

All the educational institutions throughout the province were closed on November 26 owing to severity in the second wave of Covid-19 as per decision taken by the federal and provincial education ministries.

Primary to middle schools and universities would resume educational activities from February 1. In the meantime, a daily situation report released by the health department said that six of the eight Covid-19 deaths occurred in Peshawar and one each in Haripur and Bannu.

The province has recorded a total of 1,791 mortalities and 63,825 cases so far since the onset of the pandemic.

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