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Educational institutes across Pakistan resume regular classes

Updated 11 Oct, 2021
Only fully vaccinated students will be allowed to attend classes after November 30, said SAPM Dr Faisal Sultan. File photo
Only fully vaccinated students will be allowed to attend classes after November 30, said SAPM Dr Faisal Sultan. File photo

All public and private educational institutions across the country reopened today as the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has allowed provinces to resume regular classes following a sharp decline in Covid cases.

Earlier, the educational institutes were operating at 50 per cent attendance of students.

In a meeting on Thursday, the NCOC allowed all educational institutions to operate normal classes, according to a tweet by the body's chief and federal minister Asad Umar.

In another announcement, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said on Friday only partially vaccinated students will be allowed to attend classes after October 31 as the government had approved and started vaccination of children aged 12 and above.

Dr Sultan further said only fully vaccinated students will be allowed to attend classes after November 30.

In other development related to coronavirus in Pakistan, the country recorded 1,004 Covid cases in the last 24 hours after a gap of three days in which the positive cases were under 1,000.

The daily Covid positivity rate was 2.31 per cent across the country.

With 28 deaths of Covid recorded in the last 24 hours, the total fatalities of the coronavirus reached to 28,134 mark.

Currently, 2,473 patients infected with the virus are on critical care, according to the NCOC data.

As per the NCOC data, 32 million people across the country have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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