Educational Institute in Islamabad sealed after the emergence of 16 Covid-19 cases

Educational Institute in Islamabad sealed after the emergence of 16 Covid-19 cases

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After 16 Covid-19 infections emerged, an educational institute in Islamabad has been sealed after the emergence of 16 Covid-19 infections, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Tuesday.

With the institution being secured, according to the information provided by the NCOC, the contact tracing is currently underway to prevent the dissemination of the deadly virus.

The infections were reported on the same day when Pakistani schools, colleges and universities reopened, following a nearly six-month closure due to coronavirus pandemic.

Federal Minister of Education Shafqat Mahmood had said earlier in the day that the federal authorities would assist educational institutions to conduct coronavirus testing whenever they need it.

Mahmood, while talking to journalists during a visit to a government school in the federal capital, urged the administration of educational centres for strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs). “We are monitoring every school including the transport services,” Mahmood added.

He went on to say the country has about 215 universities and nearly every university has a hostel.  “Education centres would be closed after a warning over violation of SOPs as it is very important to maintain safety guidelines to stop the spread of the virus,” He added.

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