The education minister of Sindh, Saeed Ghani instructed the relevant authorities to ensure that the SOPs for coronavirus are implemented properly as he made the announcement to reopen the schools both for the lower secondary and primary classes from the 28th of September.
The directive came despite the warning of the health minister Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho against the reopening of the schools this month.
The health minister earlier said that it is unwise to reopen the schools at this point and added that a chance should not be taken with the kids.
Dr. Pechuho further added that the positivity rate of the coronavirus in Sindh had surged from 1.5 percent to 3 percent. She also said that the second wave of COVID-19 has been forecasted in the present situation.
The minister while expressing her reservations on the reopening of the schools, also said that one should not rush to reopen the primary schools. They should be granted at minimal a month to one-and-a-half months for reopening.
She further added that it would only be okay to send the children to schools once the coronavirus situation is clear and that the decision of schools reopening is being taken in haste.