Because of the rising number of coronavirus infections in both Rawalpindi and Lahore, the Punjab government has announced a new schedule for public and private schools in both districts.
Dr. Murad Raas, the provincial minister of education, has declared that classes 1 to 6 will be staggered until February 15, meaning that half of the kids in these classes will attend school on different days.
Meanwhile, children in Classes 7 to 12 will have regular classes with 100% attendance because pupils aged 12 and up must get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Dr. Raas has also asked students and teachers to observe the provincial Health Department’s COVID-19 SOPs.
As the country strives to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, NCOC extended all existing COVID-19 restrictions on several sectors, including education, until February 15th. On the 10th of February, it will meet again to discuss these limits.
From February 1, the NCOC will begin an obligatory COVID-19 vaccination programme for pupils aged 12 and up. Sentinel testing is already underway at educational institutions in preparation for targeted closures in areas where the virus is prevalent.