LAHORE: As part of preventive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the province, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced to extend the closure of all public and private educational institutions till May 30.
According to sources, the decision was made during a cabinet meeting presided by Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar.
“These holidays would be treated as summer vacations. All educational institutions will reopen on June 1 across the province,” sources added.
CM Buzdar urged the cabinet members and lawmakers to play an effective role in dealing with the deadly virus.
It is pertinent to mention here that the total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan had surged to 892 after new cases were reported in different areas of the country.
According to the National Command and Control Centre (NCCC) for the novel coronavirus, out of the total, 399 cases have been reported in Sindh, 249 in Punjab, 110 in Balochistan, 81 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 38 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), whereas 15 people were diagnosed with the deadly virus in Islamabad and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
CM Buzdar, in a tweet, said that there were 249 cases in Punjab that included 176 in DG Khan, Lahore 51, Gujrat 5, Gujranwala 6, Jhelum 3, Rawalpindi 2, Multan 2, Faisalabad 1, MandBD 1, RYK 1 and 1 case in Sargodha.