Federal Minister for Schooling and Skilled Coaching, Shafqat Mahmood, has rejected spurious studies suggesting that the federal government is mulling over shutting down colleges from 15 October as soon as following the rising variety of Coronavirus instances amongst college students and lecturers.
Taking to Twitter, the Federal Minister stated:
Pretend information being circulated on social media that instructional establishments shall be closed on Oct 15. No fact on this.
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) October 5, 2020
Likewise, Punjab’s Schooling Minister, Murad Raas, has additionally denied comparable studies, urging the general public to stick to Coronavirus SOPs.
FAKE NEWS ALERT:
Public and Non-public Colleges of Punjab to stay open as scheduled. Colleges closing on October fifteenth is totally FALSE. Please strictly comply with SOPs.
— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) October 5, 2020
Tutorial actions in instructional institutes throughout the nation resumed on 15 September, virtually six months after the federal authorities had determined to close down instructional institutes following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Pakistan.
On 29 September, Mahmood revealed that solely 1284 college students and lecturers out of 171,400 had examined constructive for COVID-19 since 15 September.
Total, Coronavirus instances in Pakistan have crossed 316,000 whereas 6,535 deaths have been reported thus far. Within the final 24 hours, Pakistan has reported 634 new Coronavirus instances and 12 deaths.