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    Pakistan: Schools will not be closed – Shafqat Mehmood

    Pakistan Education minister Shafqat Mehmood said not to believe this sham news, schools will not be closed .

    Islamabad, Pakistan:
    Fake news has been making rounds on the internet that recently opened schools will be closed again from 15 October. The education minister Shafqat Mehmood clarified that no such action concerning schools is going to be taken and not to pay heed to such rumors.

    An official statement regarding any development will be issued on the official platforms.

    Various educational institutions including schools were opened from 15 September in phases. In the first phase universities, colleges, and matric education institutes were opened. Next middle school then primary and finally Montessori’s were opened. According to the government, all steps were taken with consideration from medical experts, while taking on board all provinces.

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    Proper SOPs are to be followed. All teachers and staff to be tested for COVID-19, wearing of a mask are mandatory, checking of temperature on the gate, maintaining 6 feet distance is compulsory any institute not following the standard safety guidelines will be fined and closed.

    22 institutes found violating the SOPs were closed. Staff tested positive for COVID-19 of some educational institutes’ tests were closed until further notice.

    A girl died from wearing the mask her breathing stopped. Educational institutions were closed in March during the seven-month-long lockdown Distant learning model was implemented. The government started a Tele school so all children can have access to education.

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    Amid the pandemic, all board examinations were canceled. School students of 9 and 11 grade were promoted without any examination. School students of 10 and 12 grades were promoted based on previous year results. Universities did not cancel their examinations; examinations were taken online.

    The way Pakistan has tackled the COVID-19 pandemic is exemplary. The strategy of smart lockdown though criticized in its initial stages was the determining factor in the fight against COVID-19.

    This blueprint has prevented Pakistan’s already crippling economy from further doom. In the course of the COVID-19 peak in Pakistan, the country’s GDP only dropped 0.4 percent.

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    WHO has commended Pakistan’s efforts during COVID-19, but Pakistan still has to go along way as the COVID-19 pandemic has not ended.
    After the lifting of lockdown, Federal Ministers believe that marriage halls and restaurants may become COVID-19 hot-spots.

    The death toll has risen to 12 deaths in the last 24 hours which is the highest to be recorded in the last 3 months.
    Prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan is afraid that the second wave of CoVID-19 making its way as the winter season is approaching, he urges the nation to wear masks and follow SOP.

    Addisie Arega
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