COVID-19: Multiple teachers of the same school test positive

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (5th Oct, 2020): According to the report of Baaghi TV, the wave of Corona virus has not abated, educational institutions have also started to be affected by Corona.

Corona virus was confirmed in 9 teachers of the same school in Batgram district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Teachers were tested for corona virus. Following the confirmation of positive test results, the teachers have been quarantined at home.

According to the District Education Officer, Batgram, we have ensured implementation of Corona SOPs in all schools across the district. Our teams have been visiting the schools on a daily basis. “After the coronavirus test of 9 teachers of Government Higher Secondary School Thakot came positive, we quarantined the affected teachers in our homes while the school has been closed for 15 days,” he said.

Precautionary measures against corona must be followed in educational institutions. Provincial and district monitoring teams will ensure implementation of SOPs. Violations of SOPs will result in closure of educational institutions and fines.

After the first phase, a total of 35 educational institutions across the country were closed on the report of Corona cases in educational institutions. With corona cases being reported in Sindh’s educational institutions, the provincial government has extended the date for opening schools from sixth to eighth grade by one week.

Punjab Provincial Education Minister Murad Rass said that they are reviewing the situation of Corona on a daily basis. Where cases have come to light, the schools have been closed.

It should be noted that educational institutions were opened across the country from September 15, but as soon as the schools reopened, cases of corona virus were found in children, teachers and school staff.

The NCOC said that parents and teachers are requested to pay special attention to the following issues while sending their children to school. They should send their children to school wearing masks, even if it is a cloth mask. Never send children to school if they show symptoms of cough or illness. If the condition is worse, the child should be tested immediately. The school should be informed in case of positive.

The NCOC further states everyone must maintain social distance, especially between children. Make sure children wash their hands regularly or use a hand sanitizer. Drivers who take children to school or college should ensure social distance in their vehicles. Make sure the children are wearing face masks while sitting in the car.

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