The government has made the announcement to close all the educational institutes from the 26th of this month until the 24th of December. On Thursday the education minister of Punjab-Murad Raas proposed to ban the entry of children to shopping malls and supermarkets.
As per the shared details, “closure of educational institutions will not help in controlling the Covid-19 infections,” the minister said in a statement and recommend the authorities to impose a ban on the entry of children in shopping malls too in order to stem the spread of coronavirus.
The federal government had announced the closure of all educational institutions from November 26 to December 24 owing to the spike in COVID-19 cases.
Shafqat Mahmood, while addressing an important press conference alongside Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan, said that the government will have to take such measures to immediately stop the virus spread.
“It has taken the decision to close all educational institutions across Pakistan from November 26 till December 24. Winter vacations will be started from December 25 to January 10. Children will continue their academic activities from their homes as all academic sessions will be continued using the online medium.”
“The provincial governments will take on the decision on the online academic sessions and homework for the students. We are hoping for reopening the educational institutions from January 11 after witnessing improvements in the pandemic’s situation. The situation will be reviewed in the first week of January 2021,” he said.