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September 29, 2020

Decision on primary schools reopening today

Islamabad

September 29, 2020

Islamabad: The government will decide about whether or not allow re-opening of primary schools today (September 29) in light of the recommendation of the National Command Operation Centre, a nerve centre to synergise and articulate unified national effort against COVID-19.

Universities and colleges and 9th and 10th grade students had resumed on-campus learning on September 15 and sixth, seventh and eighth grades on September 22 after the pandemic-induced six months long break.

However, the students primary and pre-primary courses are to return to school September 30 if the COVID-19 incidence continues to be low. According to Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, one per cent COVID-19 rate has been witnessed in educational institutions and that was satisfactory for the government. He said educational institutions were being re-opened with strict implementation of SOPs.