Eight staff members test positive for covid-19 in Matiari district colleges: Saeed Ghani
KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Senator Saeed Ghani on Thursday said that eight staff members in two colleges of District Matiari have been tested coronavirus positive in just two days after reopening educational institutes across the country.
In a post on social-networking website Twitter, the minister said that both the colleges have been closed.
Earlier, seven teachers of a government school in Peshawar were tested positive for coronavirus, the Elementary and Secondary Education Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa confirmed.
It was learnt that the teachers belonged to Government Higher Secondary School Number 1, Cantt but none of them interacted with any student. Their COVID-19 tests were conducted last week.
On the other hand, Pakistan has reported six deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 303,634. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,399.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 545 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 132,818 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 98,041 in Punjab, 37,185 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16,005 in Islamabad, 13,798 in Balochistan, 2,451 in Azad Kashmir and 3,336 in GilgitBaltistan.