NCOC to review decision on reopening of schools today amid Covid-19 resurgence

09:32 AM | 10 Mar, 2021
NCOC to review decision on reopening of schools today amid Covid-19 resurgence

ISLAMABAD – The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) will review the decision regarding educational institutions amid the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said Tuesday.

Speaking in a primetime show on the private new channel, the federal Education Minister said that a meeting of the country’s top health authority was held on Tuesday to review the situation.

He added that the next course of action will be decided in the NCOC meeting today (Wednesday). Adding that the decision regarding the closure of schools will be taken in the NCOC meeting today which will be attended by all provincial education ministers.

He mentioned that the number of Covid-19 cases has increased across Pakistan, especially in metropolitan cities but the situation is not the same as it was in mid-2020.

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