The federal government will announce all decisions pertaining to the closure of schools in Pakistan amid surging COVID-19 cases on Monday, says Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood.
In a tweet, on Sunday he said, “To all those eagerly awaiting the outcome of tomorrow’s inter-provincial education ministers meeting: I will be holding a press conference at 12:30 pm after the conclusion of the meeting.”
To all those eagerly awaiting the outcome of tomorrow’s inter provincial education ministers meeting. I will be holding a press conference at 12.30 after the conclusion of the meeting in which all decisions would be announced .— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) November 22, 2020
A number of university departments, colleges, and schools have been sealed across the country on reports of positive COVID-19 cases among the students at the campuses.
Earlier in the week, the Sindh government had ruled out the possibility of winter vacations this year despite increasing COVID-19 cases.