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Govt announces to open all schools as usual from March 1

Govt announces to open all schools as usual from March 1
February 25, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced on Thursday that all schools will conduct regular five-day classes from March 1 (Monday).

“Important announcement. All schools will go back to regular 5 day classes from Monday March 1,” the minister tweeted. “Restrictions imposed in some major cities on schools to conduct staggered classes was only till Feb 28.”

The announcement follows on the heels of the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) decision to relax a number of restrictions on commercial activities and official work in view of the declining trend of Covid-19 cases in the country.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has allowed indoor marriages under Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) from March 15.

According to a declaration issued after a meeting of the NCOC on Wednesday, shrines and cinema houses will also be opened. The number of spectators has been increased to 50 percent in the playoff stage of the Pakistan Super League 6.

Moreover, the ban on 50 percent home-based staff has also been lifted. The SOPs, including mask wearing and social distancing, will continue to be implemented.

The local bodies and Cantonment Board elections will be held in May and June.