As the total number of positive Covid-19 cases hit their four-month high on Friday, the government is currently discussing measures to control the infection rate through city-wide lockdowns and extending the winter vacations at the educational institutions.
Keeping the rising cases in view, the Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Saturday called a meeting of provincial education ministers on Monday to discuss the winter holidays schedule for educational institutes.
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The meeting will discuss the future strategy for the educational institutions in the country as the second wave has gripped the country putting millions of students at risk.
Federal minister Mahmood has said that any educational institution which reports more than two virus cases will face closure. The meeting comes on the heels of the National Command and Control Centre recommendations for an extension in the winter vacations in schools to halt the spread of the pandemic.
The second wave has hit Sindh province worst in the last week or so as most of the cases are being reported from Hyderabad and Karachi. Hyderabad currently has the highest positive percentage ratio in the province.
The federal government in collaboration with the provincial ones has announced several measures including the closure of all public places by 10 pm, restricting the total number of people who can attend weddings, and other measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
However, despite these steps, some independent observers are calling for a complete and total lockdown across the country as evidence has shown that the second wave of the pandemic tends to be much worse than the first one.
The observers have further called for closing down all educational institutions as infection in one child turn an entire school into a nursery of Covid-19 and put the lives of young ones at risk as well.