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NCOC to close educational institutions for one week in high positivity cities

NCOC to close educational institutions for one week in high positivity cities

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to close educational institutions in high positivity cities for one week.

According to a press release issued on Friday, COVID testing in educational institutions was carried out in major Omicron-hit cities to ascertain disease spread among students and ensure accurate disease mapping.

Data suggests a strong correlation between vaccination levels and infection rate in various cities. It has, therefore, been decided that:

  • Aggressive testing in educational institutions for next two weeks especially in high disease prevalence cities.
  • Education institutions / premises / sections / specific classes with high positivity to be closed for one week. The provincial administration in consultation with District Health, Education Authorities and School Administrations to set a threshold of cases for deciding such closures.
  • Federating units to carry out special vaccination drives in schools to ensure 100 % vaccination of students over 12 years of age.