Pakistan Plans to Reopen Schools From September as Cases Decline

Pakistan’s government plans to reopen the schools nationwide as the authorities estimate the rate of infections from coronavirus are declining.

The administrations will have to follow strict “standard operating procedures” set by the government, Shafqat Mahmood, the education minister said, at a news conference Thursday.

Pakistan’s Covid-19 cases surged in June before showing a decline this month encouraging the government to open the businesses and offices gradually. The south Asian nation, which had become a hotspot for the pandemic earlier, recorded a total of 3,359 cases in last 24 hours taking the total infected people to 240,848. The latest to test positive for the virus are health minister Zafar Mirza and foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

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