The Health Minister of Sindh, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho has opposed the decision of reopening schools in the province and in other parts of the nation from September, as per the reports of ARY News.
In a statement, she said that schools throughout the nation should not be opened in a hurry until the COVID-19 pandemic is dealt with entirely. She further said that the primary and middle school children cannot be barred from socializing and it is also tough to ensure that they follow the SOPs.
She said that colleges and universities could only be permitted to reopen with the strict imposition of the SOPs.
The health minister warned that the decision of schools reopening could lead to a new wave of COVID-19 cases in the nation.
She said that it is not possible to bar the children under fourteen years of age from socializing.
Previously on the 17th of August, the Education Minister of Sindh, Saeed Ghani took notice of the schools who were reopening in Karachi and asked the authorities to suspend the registrations of such schools for violating the closure orders.
The provincial education minister took strict notice of the educational institutes in many areas of the city and issued orders to the education secretary and the director-general private schools about this matter.