It took months to reopen schools because the pandemic was so deadly, Fawad Chaudhry said.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry Tuesday thanked Allah Almighty that children have returned to educational institutions.

The minister took to Twitter and wrote, “It took months to reopen schools because the [coronavirus] pandemic was so deadly. Thank God our children have returned to educational institutions today.

“I thank education ministers and authorities for taking all decisions keeping in mind the precautions and safety measures. May God give long life and good fortune to children of all! Amen.”

Let it be known that thousands of schools and colleges across Pakistan have reopened today after remaining closed for more than six months (187 days) due to COVID-19.