Educational institutions with high-rate of COVID-19 should be closed: NCOC

The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has decided to close the educational institutions with a high-rate of COVID-19 cases for a week.

Meanwhile, the education department along with health officials will determine the closure of schools.

As per the NCOC’s decision, a campaign should be launched to vaccinate students above 12 years of age.

Corona tests should be done for 2 weeks in educational institutions of cities affected by Omicron. While the data shows the relationship between vaccination levels and infection rate.

According to the NCOC, the purpose of the testing is to accurately assess the prevalence of coronavirus among students in these cities. According to statistics, there is a strong link between vaccination and the spread of coronavirus.

On the other hand, 50 cases have been reported in 12 more educational institutions of Islamabad.

District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. Zaeem Zia has issued a letter to the administration for immediate closure of educational institutions with corona positive cases.

According to the DHO, the educational institutions reporting corona cases should be closed immediately. Relevant educational institutions should be kept closed till further orders.

In one week, more than 100 cases of Corona have been reported in 35 educational institutions of Islamabad.

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