55 COVID-19 cases reported in Punjab's educational institutes
September 22, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) - As many as 55 positive cases of the coronavirus have been reported in educational institutes across Punjab. According to the province's Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD), the coronavirus test report of children in various educational institutions showed 28,887 tests were carried out and 55 individuals — including 51 students, three teachers, and one staff member — were identified as positive cases. Breaking down the cases, 41 children tested positive and 6,168 tested negative in secondary schools, 12 positive and 20,178 negative in higher secondary institutions, and one positive and 1,770 negative in universities, Capt (retd) Usman said. However, the results of all 154 tests conducted in madressahs were negative. The Punjab health department secretary explained that 6,538 samples were taken from 327 institutions in Lahore, 1,980 from 39 institutions in Gujarat, 755 from eight institutions in Faisalabad, 685 from 11 institutions in Nankana Sahib, 323 from five institutions in Bhakkar, 688 from 18 institutions in Lodhran, 787 from 21 institutions in Gujranwala, and 958 from 14 institutions in Bahawalpur.