Educational institutions to open three days a week: NCOC

Pertaining to the rising COVID-19’s Omicron cases across the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has proposed to open the educational institutes three days a week.

The second important meeting of the NCOC was held in which the situation of educational institutions was also reviewed while various proposals regarding new restrictions were considered in the meeting.

Moreover, it was discussed in the meeting that a proposal to make schools online for seven days in Islamabad was also considered.

According to sources, the NCOC meeting was briefed on the ongoing testing in educational institutions. It was decided to seal the educational institutions which did not implement the SOPs while emphasis was laid on measures for compulsory vaccination of students and teachers in the educational institutions.

Earlier today, Pakistan reported 10 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,333,521. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 29,029.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 5,034 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

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