Pakistani Government has announced that they decided to close all the educational institutes of the country amid coronavirus outbreak.
The decision was taken after an important meeting held in Capital Islamabad, presided by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, heads of navy and air forces, and senior ministers also attended the meeting.
Country’s Education Minister took to Twitter to inform the public about the major decision of the government regarding COVID-19. The decision came shortly after the meeting ended.
He wrote: “In a meeting of the National Security Committee presided over PM Imran Khan, it has been decided to close all educational institutions in the country till April 5. This includes all schools and universities, public and private, vocational institutions and madaris.”
The federal government has also announced that the exams of the ninth class have been postponed.
All the universities in the Country have decided to close the institute till April 5.
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has risen to 5,043. A total of 3,176 people have died in China, followed by 1,016 in Italy, and 514 in Iran the three countries with the highest number of deaths.
Since COVID-19 was first detected in December, more than 134,300 people have been infected in 121 countries and territories. In Pakistan, 28 cases of coronavirus were confirmed so far.