LAHORE, Pakistan: The Punjab government has announced holidays in all schools across the province on Thursday and Saturday in view of the outbreak of pinkeye (Conjunctivitis).
Since all educational educations across Punjab will also remain closed on Friday on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (12th Rabi ul Awwal) followed by a weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Therefore, practically schools will remain shut for next four days.
نگران وزیر اعلیٰ پنجاب @MohsinnaqviC42 نے 2023-09-28 سے 2023-10-01 تک تمام سرکاری اور نجی سکولوں میں چھٹیوں کا اعلان کردیا#bignews #students #holidays #schools #reopen #monday @SchoolEduPunjab @cmopunjabpk pic.twitter.com/ZfKEcM5Bj6
— Government of Punjab (@GovtofPunjabPK) September 27, 2023
The Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi said that the directive to close schools applies to all government and private schools till matric across the province.
Mohsin Naqvi said that even on Monday when these educational institutions will reopen, Conjunctivitis-affected students will not be allowed to enter schools.
Meanwhile, the Conjunctivitis continues to afflict Punjab, with state-run hospitals across the province reporting 500-600 patients with Lahore topping the list among other districts.