Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, said on Friday that schools across the province will remain closed for another week due to a sharp spike in the COVID-19 cases.
While addressing a press conference at the Chief Minister House, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the schools will now reopen from 30 August, given an improvement in the pandemic situation.
The Chief Minister mentioned that the reopening of schools was delayed on the health department’s warnings of a potential spike in COVID-19 cases.
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He advised teachers and parents to get vaccinated in the meantime and show their vaccination certificate to the concerned authority when schools reopen. He also ordered schools to ensure full vaccination of their staff members.
Earlier, the provincial Minister for Education, Syed Sardar Ali Shah, had announced to resume classes from Monday, 23 August across the province.
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Addressing a presser on 17 August, Syed Sardar Ali had said that only those schools will be allowed to resume classes where 100 percent teaching and non-teaching staff members have been fully vaccinated.
He had said that the schools will follow a 50 percent attendance policy with strict COVID-19 SOPs.