Punjab edu minister hints at reopening colleges

LAHORE – Punjab’s Training Minister Murad Raas stated that colleges within the province might be opened from August 15 if state of affairs associated to coronavirus pandemic improves.

He rejected a risk of opening the academic establishment from July 15, including that new schooling 12 months begins from August 15 yearly.

Raas stated {that a} remaining resolution on this regard will probably be taken by the federal authorities.

He clarified that colleges should comply with the SOPs when they’re opened, saying solely 20 college students will probably be allowed in a category.

The federal government has shut all instructional establishments so as to stop the unfold of the coronavirus within the nation.

The variety of coronavirus instances in Pakistan rose to a complete of 226,868, in keeping with authorities knowledge till Saturday night.

The demise toll associated to COVID-19 has reached 4,662 in keeping with the Nationwide Command and Management Centre, whereas at the least 126,652 sufferers have totally recovered.

Punjab has reported the very best variety of deaths, a complete of 1,844, whereas Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa comply with with 1,501 and 1,002 fatalities respectively. Balochistan has recorded 122 fatalities; Islamabad, 130 deaths; Gilgit Baltistan, 29; and Azad Kashmir, 34.

The primary two fatalities from COVID-19, because the sickness is formally recognized, have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on March 18 (Wednesday).

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