ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday announced the closure of schools in seven Punjab cities from coming Monday (March 15) until March 28 after a rising number of coronavirus cases. The announcement was made by Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood while addressing a press conference. Shafqat Mehmood announced that “Schools in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Gujrat will remain close until March 28 from March 15.”
Apart from the closure of schools in seven Punjab districts, the educational activities will continue in other parts of the province with 50 per cent attendance of the students. The minister declaring the situation in Sindh and Balochistan almost satisfactory said that educational institutions will continue their activities with 50 per cent of the attendance.