Punjab restricts co-curricular activities in 7 cities due to COVID-19

Punjab restricts co-curricular activities in 7 cities due to COVID-19

The Punjab government has imposed a ban on all the co-curricular activities in schools in seven districts due to Coronavirus cases, according to a notification issued on Monday said.

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas shared the notification on Twitter declaring the restrictions on all such events.

“Limitations on Co-Curricular activities in the 7 Districts specified in the notification because of COVID-19. No Gala, sports activities or public crowds,” the minister stated.

As per the notification, no co-curricular activity (i.e. sports, etc.) will be held in those districts where the Coronavirus positivity ratio is more than 20 cases. The cities include Lahore, Gujrat, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Sialkot, Rawalpindi, and Faisalabad dependent on the resumption of the routine of educational activities.

“All to confirm SOPs compliance in letter and spirit, as already informed.” It read further.

On Feb 26, Murad Raas had issued a notification that schools in these districts would observe alternate day rule until April 1 due to a rise in coronavirus incidences there while regular classes would resume in other districts.

The situation will be reviewed on March 31, the notification specified.

Earlier, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood announced that all schools would recommence regular 5-day classes from March 1.

“The restrictions imposed to conduct staggered classes on schools in some major cities was applicable only till Feb 28,” he added.

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Raas' notification was to clarify that the districts with high positivity will be exempted from this rule.