The National Command Operations Center (NCOC) offered a summer vacation at educational institutions across the country from July 18, with the Punjab province opposing the decision.
According to details, the NCOC offered a summer vacation between July 18 and August 01.
However, the government of Punjab, while opposing the decision, has indicated that it wants to announce a month-long vacation from July 2 to August 2.
After disagreement on both sides, the matter would now be considered by the NCOC Education Conference where the provinces will have a say on the matter.
The meeting will be called soon to finalize the decision.
It is relevant to mention here that the Federation of Private Schools of Pakistan (APPSF) announced on Saturday that there will be no summer holidays at educational institutions in the country in 2021.
APPSF President Kashif Mirza said schools will remain open during the summer break and will remain open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
“Students could come to private schools in casual clothes rather than school uniforms,” ââhe said, adding that the decision was made given the warm weather conditions.
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Kashif Mirza further announced that educational institutions could also adopt online courses if they had the opportunity to do so.
Pakistan records lowest number of daily deaths
With 20 new deaths, Pakistan reported its lowest daily coronavirus death toll on Monday morning since the start of the third wave in late February.
Prior to that, the country last reported 16 deaths in one day from the virus in the third wave on February 21.
The country’s positivity rate is currently 2.5%.
In the past 24 hours, 44,496 COVID-19 tests have been performed. Of these, 914 came back positive. This was revealed in the daily statistics of the National Command and Operation Center.
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the country has so far reached 22,231 and the total number of cases has reached 955,657, while 91,201 people have recovered from the virus so far. The active number of cases is currently 32,225.
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In the past 24 hours, most of the deaths have been in Punjab and Sindh, followed by Khyber Paktunkhwa. Of the 20 deaths in the past 24 hours, 11 have died on ventilators.