Punjab Recommends Banning Children From Entering Malls, Markets And Parks

Punjab’s Education Minister, Dr. Murad Raas, has recommended a ban on the entry of children in shopping malls, supermarkets, and parks in the province.

These remarks came after the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) decided to close educational institutes to stem the resurgence of Coronavirus.


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In a statement, Dr. Raas said that shutting down educational institutions alone will do little in containing the transmission of COVID-19, adding that authorities should ban the entry of children in malls, markets, and parks too.

On Monday, IPEMC decided to close all educational institutions across Pakistan from 26 November till 24 December while winter vacations will start from 25 December to 10 January.


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Educational institutions will reopen on 11 January 2021 subject to a final review of the IPEMC in the first week of January. In the meantime, the academic process will continue using the online medium.

  • kind of a stupid step.. even if only adults are to go roam free in markets, they can get contacted with the virus and bring it to home to their family…

  • Nothing more than a stupid recommendation.
    I wish he could try to replace the RATA system, instead of just playing the role of an announcer.

  • It really isn’t that bad of a decision – Most Parents go shopping with their kids, if kids are not allowed at malls then this will certainly discourage some ,if not most, parents from going to shopping malls.
    Just a few days ago, people were saying that shutting down schools is useless as the kids will go in shopping malls and bazars instead. Now that they have solved this as well ; people are still unhappy.
    Although this won’t do much much, it will still reduce the chances as a recent study has found that kids are the super spreaders of the virus.

  • I don’t understand the need to close parks for kids. Parks are open place and people do sit further away from each other. At least leave the farmhouses open for single families.

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