The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) had a meeting earlier today, with Asad Umar, the Federal Planning Minister, in charge. The group examined the country’s overall Coronavirus situation and expressed grave worries.
The NCOC has decided to extend the restrictions on the educational sector in order to contain the virus’s spread. These restrictions will now be in effect until February 15, 2022, and will be reviewed before that date.
The following are the educational regulations in several cities and districts:
|Cities/Districts with positivity under 10 % (3 x days rolling average)||Cities / Districts with positivity above 10 % (3 x days rolling average)|
|Students under 12 year||Continue to remain open with 100% attendance and stringent COVID protocols||50% attendance on alternative days with stringent COVID protocols|
|Students above 12 years||Continue to remain open with 100% attendance and stringent COVID protocols (fully vaccinated)||100% daily attendance with stringent COVID protocols (fully vaccinated)|
The NCOC had initially imposed these restrictions on January 19th, which went into force on January 20th, 2022 and will last until January 31st, 2022.
In addition, beginning February 1, 2022, the NCOC will begin an obligatory COVID-19 immunization campaign for pupils aged 12 and up. Educational institutes are already undergoing aggressive sentinel testing in preparation for targeted closures in areas with high illness prevalence.
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