22 educational institutes shut for defying SOPs
ISLAMABAD: At least 22 educational institutions have been closed across the country in 24 hours for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) set to curb coronavirus spread.
According to media reports , just two days after the educational institutions opened in Pakistan after six-month closure, 22 schools were sealed due to failure on their part to adhere to health protocols worked out to prevent the spread of deadly COVID-19 epidemic .
According to National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 16 institutes have been shut down in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), one in Islamabad, and five in Azad Kashmir.
In Karachi’s Korangi, two private schools have also been sealed for commencing classes of primary sections. The concerned authorities said that an action will also be taken against the principals of teh respective institutes.
In Sindh , eight staff members of two colleges in Matiari tested positive for the novel COVID-19. Other staff members and teachers of both the colleges will also undergo the coronavirus test.