ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that one percent COVID-19 infection rate has been witnessed in the Educational Institutions which is satisfactory for the government.
Talking to media representatives in Lahore on Saturday, the minister said that we have started random testing of students for Coronavirus after the resumption of educational activities in Schools and Universities.
Shafqat Mahmood said that Educational Institutions are being reopened with strict implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The minister said that Classes from 6th to 8th have been started while Primary Schools will be opened after the meeting of the National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC) to be held on September 29.
The federal minister further said that economic activities have been restored and Pakistan is also heading towards the destination of development despite difficulties due to COVID-19.
The minister said that the government’s steps taken against COVID-19 are being appreciated at the International level.