SAMAA – 28 students, 22 teachers test coronavirus positive at Karachi school

by health and nutrition advice journalist

At least 50 people, including 22 teachers, tested positive for the coronavirus at a government school in Karachi, district officials said Friday.

The 28 students and 22 teachers were diagnosed with the virus at the Secondary School in Karachi’s PNT Colony. The school hasn’t been sealed yet.

The virus has so far killed 2,780 people in Karachi. Fearing the rise in number of cases amid a second wave of coronavirus infections in the country, the government is considering closing educational institutions across the country but a final decision will be made during a November 23 meeting.

Plan to shut down educational institutions across the country

The federal government has already proposed shutting down educational institutions from November 24 to January 31.

Primary schools will be closed from November 24, middle schools from December 2 and higher secondary schools be closed from December 15, the ministry proposed in its letter to the provinces.

However, the education ministry officials want teachers to come to educational institutes.

The ministry proposed calling teachers to schools and colleges to prepare for online classes. Online education systems, such as Teleschool and Teleradio, can be implemented, it recommended.

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