Closely monitoring coronavirus situation, no decision yet on closure of schools: Tarakai
PESHAWAR: Education Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai on Monday said that the government was closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and no decision had yet been taken on closure of schools in the province. In a statement, he said that "For now schools will remain open in KP. National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) will meet again on next Monday for situation analysis". He said that management of schools were strictly following and monitoring SOPs in Khyber Pakhtunkwa. “We are closely monitoring the upsurge in COVID19 cases. Closure of schools is not the only solution, though we prioritise safety of the students and we will lock down the schools where there is a need,” he said. He said that Elementary and Secondary Education Department (KPESED) is strictly following up with the District Education Officers (DEOs) on daily basis to ensure coronavirus SOPs. He urged parents and school managements to ensure optimal compliance of SOPs issued by health department for safety purpose and stop spread by coronavirus. - APP