13 Additional Educational Institutions Sealed in Pakistan

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has recently reported that around 13 educational institutions in the country have been sealed. The reason being non-compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and health guidelines as laid down by the relevant authorities. 

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone, 13 educational institutions were closed down whereas, three were sealed in Sindh. 

Just a day before, nearly 22 educational institutions across the country were also shut down for the same reason. As many as five educational institutions were closed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 16 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and one in Islamabad. 

The educational institutions had been given permission to reopen on the 15th of September. They had initially been shut down in March soon after the outbreak of the coronavirus. 

The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi had also suspended academic activities soon after the emergence of a positive case on the 16th of September. 

Sources revealed that the first case was reported in the hostel of the varsity’s Karachi University campus. The affected student, along with all others, had only recently rejoined classes after returning from Islamabad. 

Earlier, nearly eight teachers from a government school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had tested positive for the virus.