Sindh considers keeping primary classes closed in wake of COVID-19 situation

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KARACHI (News10) – The Sindh education department has on Friday started considering to keep primary classes closed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic situation after reopening of the educational institutions.

According to sources, one-month extension in reopening of primary classes is expected and the suggestion to conduct online classes from grade one to five is under consideration.

The provincial health minister has already opposed the reopening of primary classes. The education department will make final decision after receiving recommendations from the health department.

According to the previous schedule, primary classes were scheduled to reopen from September 30. 

It is pertinent here to mention that Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Pakistan has reported nine deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 304,386. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,408.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 752 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.

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