‘Major’ schooling institute sealed in Islamabad as a consequence of COVID-19 circumstances: NCOC

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NCOC says contact tracing will now be adopted to “ensure containment” of COVID-19 circumstances within the metropolis. Photo: File

ISLAMABAD: Authorities on Tuesday sealed a  “major educational institute” within the Federal Capital after a spike in COVID-19 circumstances was reported, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) stated in a press release.

“A major educational institution sealed in Islamabad. Due to targeted testing, 16 cases were reported from the subject institution,” learn the assertion.

The NCOC additionally shared that contact tracing will now be adopted to “ensure containment” of COVID-19 circumstances within the metropolis.

The growth is worrying as all academic establishments, together with seminaries, within the nation have reopened from in the present day after a six-month break amid considerations over implementation of COVID-19 security protocols and fears of a second wave of the virus.

The authorities had determined to shut faculty, schools and universities in March to curb the unfold of coronavirus. Sindh, nevertheless, had suspended academic actions within the province on February 27 after detection of first COVID-19 case in Karachi.

On September 7, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood had introduced that each one larger schooling establishments within the nation will reopen from September 15, whereas the scholars in grade IX to 12 can even return to high school the identical day.

“If all goes nicely, then college students in grade VI to VIII will return to high school on September 23, whereas college students within the nursery to grade V might be again to high school on September 30,” he said.

Over 30,000 religious seminaries across the country will also reopen in phases from Tuesday.

According to the guidelines issued by the government, the use of masks will be mandatory for all teachers and students, while schools, colleges and universities will ensure the presence of hand sanitizers at the entrance.

The NCOC has also urged the parents and teachers to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued for the safety of students.