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Educational institutions in Covid hotspots to stay closed till June 06

01:17 PM | 22 May, 2021
Educational institutions in Covid hotspots to stay closed till June 06

ISLAMABAD – Educational institutions in Pakistan that are located in Covid affected cities will remain closed till June 06, National Command and Operation Centre announced Saturday.

The country’s nerve center on the novel virus has issued fresh directives regarding the reopening of educational institutions in areas witnessing over a five percent positivity ratio.

The NCOC issued a handout to the federal and provincial governments asking them to avoid reopening of educational institutions to stem Covid spread. It further added that a meeting to review the decision and reopening of schools and colleges will be held on June 03.

As per the latest statistics from the country’s top monitoring body, at least 52 districts including federal and provincial capitals of the country have been reporting a high positivity ratio.

Punjab tops the list with 20 districts reporting over five percent positivity ratio, followed by 14 districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh reported 12 while four in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and one in Balochistan.

Lahore, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Multan, Lodhran, Rahim Yar Khan, Okara, Sargodha, Hyderabad, Badin, Dadu, Jamshoro, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukku, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Buner, Charsadda, Dir, Mardan, Nowshera, Swat are the Covid affected districts.

Meanwhile, the Sindh government is mulling over options to impose strict lockdown in Karachi and other cities amid a rise in virus cases across the province.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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