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.
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.
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.