It is unfortunate that SOPs are still not being implemented in schools. Corona came positive in 88 students. It was felt that if things are not going in the right direction, they will not delay in closing schools. Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani’s speech
Sindh Minister Saeed Ghani has said that no compromise will be made on the health of children. It seems that schools will have to be closed again. He further said that it is unfortunate that there are still SOPs in schools. The process is not going on. Also yesterday 4 schools were sealed in Orangi Town. Corona tests of 13 thousand students have been conducted in schools and colleges.
Corona has tested positive in 88 students. If it is felt that things are not going in the right direction, they will not delay in closing schools. Saeed Ghani added that even today when they visited schools, the children were not wearing masks. Violations of SOPs are also taking place in government schools. Violations of SOPs are more prevalent in colleges.
Saeed Ghani said that he would discuss the situation with the NCOC and the Chief Minister.
On the other hand, 13 more educational institutions have been closed today for violating the Corona Virus Prevention SOPs. Due to lack of proper measures to prevent corona, these educational institutions were closed, including 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 3 in Sindh province, bringing the total number of educational institutions closed across the country to 35.
It may be mentioned that 22 educational institutions were closed across the country due to Corona, the highest number of 16 educational institutions were closed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5 in Azad Kashmir and one in Islamabad. According to the NCOC, all these institutions were shut down within 48 hours for not adopting SOPs due to non-adoption of precautionary measures. It may be recalled that after six months of reduction in Corona cases, educational institutions across the country reopened on September 15. At the beginning of the first phase, teaching process is underway in matriculation classes, colleges and universities. Special arrangements were made to maintain hand sanitizers, masks and distance in educational institutions.