13 more educational institutions shut down due to failure in following SOPs

13 more educational institutions shut down due to failure in following SOPs

In the last 24 hours, 13 new educational institutes were shut down all across the country for not following government required health guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) put down to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

As per the statement of National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) today, from the thirteen institutes closed 10 were from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 3 from Sindh for the “non-compliance of health guidelines and protocols and disease prevalence".

Yesterday NCOC announced that 22 educational institutes were shut down in the last 48 hours, 16 in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, 5 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 1 in the capital.

Previously Riphah medical college was shut down because 16 cases of coronavirus were reported there. IBA, The Institute of Business Administration in Karachi also closed down its campus for two days. Similarly, Comsats and other institutes in Islamabad have refused to open campus due to high risk factors and incapability of being able to follow SOPs with the student population.

Moreover, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani made known today that the scheduled opening of school for grade six to eight will be delayed by a week after schools were observed not fully following coronavirus health guidelines. It is yet unknown if the Federal Government would also follow suit or not.