Sindh's Task Force On COVID Decides To Open Schools From June 15

Sindh's Task Force on COVID decides to open schools from June 15

The provincial Task Force on coronavirus in its meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah here on Monday decided to open schools from class VI to VIIIth with 50 percent attendance from Tuesday and onward Sunday would be observed day in respect of COVID related SOPs

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Jun, 2021 ) :The provincial Task Force on coronavirus in its meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah here on Monday decided to open schools from class VI to VIIIth with 50 percent attendance from Tuesday and onward Sunday would be observed day in respect of COVID related SOPs.

Provincial ministers, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Saeed Ghani, Syed Nasir Shah, Jam Ikram Dharejo, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, IG Police Mushtaq Maher, ACS Home Usman Chachar, Adl IG Karachi Imran Minhas, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, Secretary Industries Riazuddin, Secretary Health Kazim Jatoi and prominent doctors Dr Bari, Dr Faisal, Dr Sara Khan, Dr Qaiser Sajjad and representatives of Corps-5 and Rangers were present on the occasion.

The meeting was told that the overall detection ratio in the province has come down to 4.5 percent. The weekly report showed that Karachi had 9.5 percent cases and Hyderabad 5.65 percent. Karachi East has 12 percent cases, South nine percent, West eight percent, and Central seven percent.

It was pointed out that in June alone 192 patients of COVID-19 have died. In May, 2021 392 patients lost their lives.

The chief minister said that the detection ratio has started coming down and hopefully it would further drop down if the SOPs were followed in true letter and spirit.

On the recommendation of the Task force members, the chief minister decided to open schools from Class-VI to VII from Tuesday.

He also decided that Primary classes would be opened from June 21 if the COVID situation was improved further.

The chief minister decided that the NCOC has decided that instead of two days COVID-related closure of business activities now only one day, Sunday, would be kept observed. The task force would meet again on Saturday to review the situation and make decisions accordingly.

Secretary Health Kazim Jatoi told the meeting that out of 3,035,998 doses received so far 2,466,458 have been utilized.

At this the chief minister directed the health department to further expand vaccination drives.

Syed Murad Ali Shah, taking notice of the news of selling vaccination certificates at Expo Center by a private person, ordered IG Police Mushtaq Maher to arrest the culprit and make him an example for others. 'I cannot tolerate such corruption," he said.