ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Thursday decided to extend curbs on schools until mid-February amid the surge in COVID-19 cases.
In the cities, where the positivity rate of the virus is less than 10 percent, the schools will remain open. Schools will be opened for the vaccinated students with age group of more than 12 years old.
However, in the cities where the percentage of COVID-19 cases is over 10 percent, students will be allowed in schools on alternative days. Half of the students with the age group of less than 12 will be allowed in schools each day.
Moreover, in cities with corona cases of more than 10 percent, all students will be allowed in school with an age of more than 12 years old.
Educational institutions will have to take all the possible steps to ensure the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).