Around two dozen educational institutions sealed over SOPs violation

Around 22 educational institutions have been sealed by government authorities across the country over COVID-19 SOPs violations on Thursday.

According to National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) 22 educational institutions across Pakistan have been closed due to non-compliance of health SOPs in the last 48 hours.

16 educational institutions were closed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), one in Islamabad, whereas five educational institutions were sealed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir region.

Earlier, a prominent educational institution was sealed in the federal capital after 16 coronavirus cases were reported as a result of targeted screening.

Meanwhile, three colleges are said to have been sealed in Hyderabad on Thursday (today) after teaching and non-teaching staff tested positive for COVID-19.

As per the details, eight COVID-19 cases were reported at two colleges in Matiari district including Government Girls’ Degree College Matiari, Government College Maula Saeedabad and 18 coronavirus cases atGovernment Degree Boys’ College Bhan Saeedabad.

Additionally, six coronavirus cases were reported at Army Public School in Sehwan, whereas five  people tested positive for COVID-19 at overnment Girls’ High School Sehwan.

The development comes as educational institutions reopened on September 15th under strict COVID-19 preventive guidelines and SOPs.

Educational institutions in Pakistan were closed since late February and early March this year since the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the country.

Prior to this, NCOC in its report said that 90,760 people have so far recovered from the novel COVID-19 coronavirus out of the total 303,089 COVID-19 patients with a recovery rate of 95.93 per cent.

The report stated that Pakistan has 5,936 active COVID-19 cases. 995 COVID-19  patients are being treated in 735 hospitals across the country, it added.