Covid-19 updates the federal ministry of education and vocational education, announced Wednesday that it will hold a provincial education ministers meeting tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss whether the current covid-19 situation in the country justifies school closures.
The 34th meeting of then the state education minister (IPEMC) conference will be then the held at 11:00 am. On Thursday to discuss a range of issues, chaired by then the federal minister of education and vocational education Shafqat Mehmood.
Among them is an overview of the covid situation prevailing in the country regarding educational institutions.
- Interdepartmental consultation for the timely delivery of quality books in the 2022 academic year
- Interregional coordination for timely payment of noes for textbooks
- Any other agenda with the permission of the president.
- Let us remind you here that the meeting will be held by video conference method.
Information and broadcasting minister Fawad Chaudhry, explaining the federal cabinet’s decision to the media at Tuesday’s weekly meeting, said Pakistan was not going to introduce another quarantine that would lead to an increase in coronavirus cases. Nevertheless, he declined to report the school closed. Then the information minister said the federal cabinet had been informed that the country’s covid-19 positive rate had doubled. Our economy cannot bear the burden of another quarantine, he said.
Punjab remains the worst-hit state, followed by Sindh and then the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. To date, Pakistan’s largest state (by population) has reported 13,083 deaths. There were 7,691 deaths in Sindh, KP 5,945, Islamabad 967, Azad Kashmir 748, Balochistan 367, and then the Gilgit-Baltistan 186.
However, the national business administration center (NCOC) continues to report a sharp rise in the number of cases, with 2,074 cases currently reported in then the last day. This is the highest number of cases since 2021. September 24, more than three months ago. The national positive has now reached 4.70% and the total number of infections exceeds 1.309 million.