Federal Health Secretary Dr Noshin Hamid has revealed that as the number of corona virus cases continues to rise across the country, the federal government is considering to close schools for children under 12.
The health secretary’s remarks came a day after the Inter-Provincial Conference of Education Ministers (IPEMC) on Monday concluded a decision without discussing the closure of educational institutions.
Speaking on a TV show earlier today, Dr Noshin said the proposal was being considered because students over the age of 12 need to be vaccinated against the corona virus and that SOPs Strict adherence to the academic process can continue on campus.
On the other hand, since students under the age of 12 do not need to be vaccinated against the corona virus, they are at higher risk of contracting a viral infection. Therefore, the federal government is considering transferring the learning process of the said age group online.
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Dr Noshin categorically denied the widespread perception that the federal government wanted immunity from the herd and was not taking children’s health seriously.
He added that the decision to close schools and colleges was postponed on the recommendation of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), which had asked IPEMC to make a final decision based on COVID-19 positive data on students in educational institutions. Was suggested. In this regard, testing of COVID-19 is underway in schools and colleges of the country and final decision regarding their closure will be taken soon.