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Schools in cities with more than 5% corona positivity rate to remain closed till June 6

The positivity ratio is high in 52 districts across Pakistan

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Schools in cities across the country with more than 5% corona positivity rate to remain closed till June 6

The Federal Education Ministry on Friday said that schools in districts will remain close where COVID-19 positivity is more than 5% will remain closed till June 6 and open on June 7.

In districts, where the coronavirus positivity ratio is below 5%, educational institutes would reopen from May 24, the ministry notified.

The positivity ratio is high in 52 districts across Pakistan and so all educational institutes in these areas will remain closed till June 6.

Sindh
In a statement, the ministry said the districts include Badin, Dadu, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad, and all districts of Karachi will remain close as these areas have more than 6% corona positivity rate.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In KP, 14 districts have a high positivity ratio, including Abbottabad, Bannu, Buner, Charsadda, Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Haripur, Kohat, Karam, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Swabi, and Swat, and so education institutes here will also remain closed.

Islamabad and federal administered territories

All educational institutions will remain closed throughout Islamabad, the federal ministry added.

This includes four districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir — Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Bagh, and Sadhnaut.

Balochistan

In Balochistan, the positivity ratio is high in Quetta.

Punjab

In Punjab, it is high in Attock, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Khanewal, Khushab, Lahore, Layyah, Lodhran, Mianwali, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Okara, Rahim Yar Khan, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, and Toba Tek Singh.

Meanwhile, schools in 16 districts will reopen from Monday, May 24, according to the Punjab education department.

Educational institutions in Bahawalnagar, Chakwal, Chiniot, Hafizabad, Jhang, Jhelum, Kasur, Mandi Bahauddin, Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Pakpattan, Rajanpur, Sahiwal, Shiekhupura, Sialkot, and Vehari will be open four days a week with 50% attendance, the education department said in a notification.

The infection rate of coronavirus in the above-mentioned districts is less than 5%.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.