The second phase of reopening of educational institutions was scheduled for September 21.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – The Sindh government has on Friday decided to postpone the second phase of reopening of educational institutions which was scheduled for September 21.

Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said in a news conference that the coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) were not followed 100% at the government schools but situation was relatively better.

“Classes from fifth to eighth will not resume on September 21 and situation will be analyzed after a week. Middle classes can be started on September 28 if condition improves but will be postponed if situation deteriorates.

“The government will make no compromise on the health of students.”

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.