ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) at its meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday unanimously decided to reopen the primary level schools from Wednesday.
Briefing the media in Islamabad on Tuesday, Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said the decision has been taken after consultations amongst all the federating units including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.
The Minister said since the reopening of educational institutions from 15th September, one hundred, seventy one thousand and four hundred and thirty six coronavirus tests were carried out in the education sector. Of these, he said 1284 tested positive which is less than one percent.
The Minister said keeping in view this data, it has been decided to resume the primary level classes.
Shafqat Mahmood said action has been taken against the educational institutions breaching the SOPs and in future also the same course will be pursued to ensure the safety of the children.